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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Thanks, I just ordered one. Of course after reading other TFP posts about varying results using the standard solution, I am not sure what it will tell me though. We shall see what readings I get and go from there.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Yes, it is the top left (standard hopper) design.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Where did you buy the reference CYA solution? I have looked all over Amazon, and the Taylor site, and cannot find anything except pH calibration solution.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    My water temp is pretty cold right now, it is about 55 degrees. The issue with calculating size, is that the sides for about 75% of the length are straight for 3', then they slope. So when you get to the deep end, there is a 6' square section in the middle that is 8', but beyond that on all...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    So you got me thinking about pool size, so I went out and measured everything, and plan to use my geometry skills to calculate each section, but I also ran my dimensions into several online calculators that ask for length, width, deepest depth and shallowest depth, and it came out at 26,730.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    I read your post, and I am confused. If I run the test again, and shoot for the dot not completely dissappearing like in your picture, that means I will be adding less test solution, which would make the reading even higher. I am good with the 50 it is now, but if I follow your method, it...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Not sure what you mean by removing the CYA, it was completely gone from the socks within a few hours of when I put it in last night.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    I used the sock in front of return jets method, which was way faster for me than the sock in skimmer method. Yes, I meant Soda Ash, not baking soda. I guess CYA of 50 seems like a good place to be. The advantage of 30 is that my SLAM shock FC is almost half, which keeps the SLAM cost down...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    So if it takes 2-3 days and it is not totally disolved, will that mean my test results would go up or down after fully disolved? Re size of pool, I have been using Pool Math since 2014 based on 27k gallons, and up to this point, it has been spot on, so not likely I am off on size.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    So I added my MA and CYA about 24 hours ago, and just took a reading and CYA went from zero to 50. I was shooting for 30, and added 6.75 lbs, which based on Pool Math, should have raised it to 30. Is it possible that I am testing too soon after I put it in? To go from zero to 50 would have...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Thanks for the quick response. I just filled and packed a large tube sock, and probably only got about 1-1.5 lbs in it. At this rate, it is going to take me 5 days to get 7 lbs in, is this normal? I only have 1 skimmer. I guess I could hang 2 more socks in front of my return jets at same...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Do I really have to add CYA using a sock? I have almost 7lbs to add, which is going to fill a bunch of socks. I do not have an nylons to use. The directions on the package say to slowly add to the deep end of the pool. Can I do it that way, or do I just need to use a bunch of socks? Also, I...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Ok, so based on the article, I should lower pH and raise CYA first, then start the SLAM. Is there any order to the pH and CYA adjustments? Like do I add the muraic acid first, then wait 24 hours and add the stabilizer? or can I add at once, or? Also, is the stabilizer something I can buy...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    For past few years, every time I let my water go green over winter, all I really need to do is SLAM, and alll other numbers remain in good range. This year, I started the SLAM, and went to test my water, and found my CYA is zero. I assume it to be zero because the test is as though I am just...
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    Help w/ above ground pool

    Thanks for that info. That explains why they told him to add a bunch of shock for next few days following green to clean application - he needs to get rid of the amonia. FC is holding at 15, which is about where he would be for a SLAM at a CYA of 40, so should he just maintain that level for a...