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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    Been real hot and sunny the past 4-5 days. I've been good to keep the FC around 5-7...then 3 days ago it was 3ish. Today when swimming, I can still see the bottom well, but I can tell something is off...even my 13 year old noticed the water was not as clear as it normally is. I brought the...
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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    Do you mean in the city water supply? If so, I'm not sure. Never had an issue before. The liner is older...close to 10 years.
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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    No, very little debris in the pool. The cover did its job. The only thing different this year was the water loss due to the leak. On a side note, I did decide to do a SLAM to be on the safe side.
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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    I vacuumed the pool today for the first time. I noticed a yellowish - tinge around the outer edge on the bottom. I scrubbed with a brush and tried to vacuum...but nothing...it's almost as if it's stained. I don't recall this last fall when I closed, but maybe it was there and I just was used...
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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    CYA level is now at 35/40. I added chlorine yesterday...last night it was 10.5 / 11....this morning it is 9 / 9.5. Water is crystal clear, but there is some debris on the bottom. My pool is under a bunch of massive pine trees. PH is still at 7.5. Is there any need to do a SLAM, or can I...
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    First test of the year...looking for guidance

    Opened the pool a few days back. There was a hole in the liner, leaving only about 20" of water at opening. I have filled to the top. Below are my initial readings. I know adding all the new water is the reason the CYA is so low. 10ish is a guess as I had to fill the tube all the way to the...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Ready to close the pool up. I'm all out of liquid chlorine, but I know I'll need about a jug to get it up to SLAM levels. If I purchased a 4 pack, will the remaining jugs go bad over the winter? I haven't tried Walmart to see if they carry individual jugs. It's probably going to be slim...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Update... Finally! My guess is the crummy weather in Central Illinois aided the process (pool temp is currently 62 degrees :(), but the water is clear and no overnight drop in Chlorine. I've learned my lesson and will not let this happen again. What a pain in the arse. Question...the FC is...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Yep, that was my thinking as well. Thanks for the response.
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Thanks all. I'll keep plugging away. My guess is I haven't been consistent with this as I should have been.
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Ok, thanks. I'll need to purchase some additional Chlorine tomorrow. Gone through a bunch the past 2 weeks. Also, will adding some DE to the sand filter help speed up the process? Thought maybe I'd grab some when I get the Chlorine. Also, when I vacuum, should I try to send as much to...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Deep Cleaned the sand. Been brushing. Vacuumed again this morning. Water still cloudy (see pic) :mad:. Plus the Chlorine now seems to be getting 'eaten' quicker than maybe a week ago (which was a week after I started the SLAM). One thing I hadn't mentioned and I don't know if it matters...
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    I have not. Stupid question...how do I clean the sand?
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    New to the forum...8 year pool store visitor :)

    Getting frustrated. I've kept the chlorine at 16ppm for over a week now. The water is still not clear. I vacuumed Saturday morning...even though I couldn't see the bottom very well. Still continuing to brush every day or so. Is it common to take this long?