Recent content by drew1976

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    Short term dealing with algae

    Passed OCLT, pool is crystal clear. It was definitely worth it to get the pool back to where it should be before our remodel. Never know how long the delays might take and it'll be in the 80s+ starting next week. Pool service sent me another note that the rates are headed up. I bought...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    The pool service came for their last visit to clean what I had assumed was a DE filter. Turns out it is cartridge so I could have pretty easily cleaned it myself. I was a bit scared my return issues were caused by running the heater a few times for the spa and clogging that up but with the...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    I over chlorinated and I am still above SLAM levels of 16. I was at 18 last night and 17 this morning. I will start testing more once I hit the SLAM level. I am running out of the chlorine test reagent though and need to order more.
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Turns out I am brushing less and less and now I have a fairly good idea of what has been happening. My levels measured from the pool service were around .5-1.5 ppm FC every time. Not sure how much I can trust that. CYA was probably around 20 or less. Pool guy would come on Wednesday and by...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    My SLAM is ongoing. I screwed up and overchlorinated at the beginning. I had 128oz containers of bleach and it looks like the website calculator defaulted to 96oz. Therefore, I put in 1/3 too much bleach and ending up spiking my FC into the 30s :( We had a full day of sun yesterday and by...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    So I've noticed that my return side pressure has really dropped to the point where I am not getting much flow through the filter at all. I am getting about half the pressure that I normally would out of my pool/spa returns at the highest pump setting. However, the pressure gauge on the filter...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Thanks to you both. Somehow the filter turned off last night but CYA sock is well on its way to being done by tonight with the filter back on. I'll retest pH tonight, add the right amount of acid if needed and then re-measure FC and start the shock first thing Saturday Is it common that pool...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Lowes was open last night and the pool store wasn't so I just got the solid CYA and hung 4 lbs of it (the recommended amount to get me to 35) in a paint strainer/sock in front of the return jet. I am going to retest pH today but it sounds like I should wait a week to retest my CYA? Should I...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Thanks, I am going to bite the bullet and buy a gallon of of liquid CYA and the right amount of muriatic acid from the pool $tore tomorrow, retest Friday and hopefully start the SLAM that night.
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Pool was serviced yesterday. I am convinced the filter is somewhat clogged and they confirmed it was due for a service. Still, I am able to run the pump at 1800 so I am likely going to proceed with the SLAM. I got my test kit in and my initial measurements from it: pH: 7.4 FC: 1.5 ppm CYA...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Thanks, we have decided to go with SWG when we do the remodel but glad I am getting the learning experience now to make sure those levels are correct and dialed in post-remodel! I had planned to learn before then but just upping the time frame to this weekend :)
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    Short term dealing with algae

    Thanks cowboycasey. Signature has been updated with what I know. Still learning a lot about the system and will be home later to update. They are using liquid bleach and provide me with reports that have different data. Aggregating here (for my benefit as well): 2/3/2021 2 ppm free...
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    Short term dealing with algae

    I have a pool service and the pool has bloomed with a yellow/slight greenish algae (basically covering the bottom) I have been paying a pool service to maintain it but I don't really have any faith in what they are doing anymore. 1) FC levels are constantly around 1-2 ppm. Got as low as .5...