Recent content by BPool18

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    SLAMming for almost 2 weeks

    Make sure you add the DE extremely slowly. A little at a time. I added to quickly and the pressure rose 25% within a few hours - I backwashed etc. realized that I was really just backwashing mostly the DE.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Yes. For 3 weeks straight I had stable FC. I had SWG off for initial 3 weeks and passed OCLT for 2 weeks straight with SWG turned off. For last 1.5 weeks have had SWG on and everything was stable. Last night had to add the LC to get to shock level. Today adding just a touch of DE and letting...
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    12 hours later, I was close to 25% psi rise so I went ahead and backwashed. Previously to doing the DE drill, I’d reach 25% in 2-3 hours. I think I know what happened. I think originally when doing the DE exercise, I was putting to much DE in - and although I waited the 2 min to stabilize each...
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Thanks. I’ll look into it. Well, I can’t explain it, but I just checked pool and cleaned leaves etc. Pool has never looked more clear - in all my efforts this past 30-40 days. Overcast day here FC is still 22-23. PH has climbed a bit to 7.6/7.7, though FC is above 10 so this can’t be taken...
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    This morning: The good news is the pool looks almost like it did prior to all these leaves. FC is 22.5. So no drop overnight from the 3 gallons I put in. I really have no idea... Put the robot in and added some DE..
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Just checked FC. It’s down to 5. It was 9-10 about 7 hours ago. Something is going on as it has been very stable FC wise last 3 weeks. The only change that I know of is the leaves falling. I lowered PH to 7.2 and brought back up to SLAM level for overnight.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Robot has been in daily. I’m using the smaller filters it Came with. I don’t get much. Standard very small debri.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    It’s a 500 lb sand filter. Returns are pointed toward the surface.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    I generally would have no problem turning the filter off but as my birch tree keeps shedding leaves m (skimmer baskets getting a bit full every 2-3 hours) not sure if It’s a good idea to not have the pump skimming right now
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Thanks but doesn’t necessarily explain why after several weeks of marginal improvement took a step back today.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Yes. I’ve done the DE exercise numerous times. Several weeks ago, I did it few days back to back actually. Adding DE to raise 1 psi, then monitoring - would last 4 hours or so until 25% increase then I would backwash. Then I would repeat exercise. I’ve done this numerous times.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    FC: 10 Cya: 50 pH: 7.8/7.9 TA: 60
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    1 thing to add...prior to the deep clean of the sand filter, cleaned the ladder and behind the light/niche. Thank you.
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    The Pool that wouldn’t clear...

    Hi all. I had another post regarding opening my pool, but that has long come and gone so I’ve created a new thread that hopefully will shed some light on my situation. I opened the pool on May 4 (green swamp). Followed SLAM protocol. Pool went 100% blue within 1.5 weeks, however was still...
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    Bullfrog Spa A8 cleaning

    Thanks Marty.