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    My first pool. First filter pull ever. Should I keep them or replace?

    Hello, I moved into this house July 4-ish. Pool was built by previous owners in 2013 i think. Been enjoying the pool. Successfully completed a SLAM. Chem and brushing skills are improving. Tonight ... I pulled the filters for the first time after watching a you-tube on how to do it...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    k. thanks for the advice. :) Alas, overnight I lost 6 FC I'm gonna need even more CL
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    Strange bottle of chlorinating liquid - orange not green (?)

    So, ... I'm slamming. I've bought many cases (each case has two 1 gallon jugs in it) of this chlorinating liquid (10% Hypo) from Home Depot. All are green, and all have a safety seal on the top under the plastic cap. The kind where you unscrew the cap, then peel off the safety seal. But then...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Cool, will do. One thing that perplexes me is ... once I add CL to bring it back to the appropriate level, how long to wait till retest? I suspect i should wait for the CL I just added to disperse evenly across and throughout the pool. Pump is running constantly during this, but not at full...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    So far the SLAM is going well. Brushed this morning. Measured CYA: 30, FC:15 CC: 2 Three hours later, measured CYA: 30, FC: 11, CC: 0.5. So I used pool math to figure out how much CL to add to get FC back to 12 . (SLAMming at CYA-30/FC-12). Brushed again - no more green visible while...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Socks are out. Will measure resulting CYA in the morning. Skimmer water was full of gross floating bubble scum layer; I think the CL blast is starting to work. RIP algae. I swear those socks were clean when I put them in. :P
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    ok, i'll go pull them now. I'm guessing this means: - I'll greatly overshoot my slam target for FC - at least initially, and should let it drift down to 12 (if my CYA settles at 30) - Once i'm done with the slam I should move back to the SWCG chart and target 70 CYA and FC of 5 Off to pull the...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Are you sure? This page seems to indicate 60 or lower is not recommended: Chlorine / CYA Chart - Trouble Free Pool plus, just an hour ago I put in the 6 gallons of 10% CL that PoolMath recommended to get me to 28 FC :(
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Cool - i learned today how to use the vac. Also... how to brush till my arms almost fell off. Mistake: Don't pour cya directly into the pool Success: Put in enough cya to get to 25 (well, it looks all dissolved and the test kit reads 25 when the dot disappears) Mistake: but ... then read the...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    The previous owners left me one of these, along with the long bendy pipe I think attaches to it. But ... I don't know where to plug it in. :(
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Just brushed it again ... much of it dissolves during brushing into a fine white cloud. I have no vac so I'll try to brush it into oblivion. I'll also try brushing the undissolved granules into a corner and try to scoop it up in a beaker - then hopefully "sock it" and drop in the skimmer.
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Sooo, i added the cya acid. And ... I'm learning this stuff doesn't dissolve very quickly. Brushed it around for a bit. Kid came home from school and said there was Snow in the Pool. Yeah ... 'snow' ... told them to stay out of it. I'll keep brushing it around occasionally till it...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    PH settled at 7.3 Did some math and added enough CYA to get to 30 (from zero) Brushed.
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Okay ... SLAM procedures started! This morning - - pulled breaker for the SWG - disabled the cleaner's pump schedule - removed cleaner from pool - pool filter pump switched on its normal flow rate - planning to leave it on for days during this. - brushed every inch of the pool - measured PH at...
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    TF-100 test kit has arrived!

    Okay Texas Splash, will do!