Recent content by ellislo

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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    My CC maintained at 0.5 throughout SLAM. The moral of the story, no slacking in pool maintenance 😂. I haven’t had any issue when I vacuumed my pool once a week in the beginning. The algae problem happened when I just skipped vacuuming the pool for once only. I guess once a week vacuuming is...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    Started SLAM with CYA 60, hence target FC 24: 19 Feb 7pm FC27 CC0.5 20 Feb 7am FC25.5; 6:30pm FC18 -> added cal-hypo 450g; 9:30 FC27 21 Feb 7am FC24.5 -> added cal-hypo 350g; 6:42pm FC23 22 Feb 6:40am FC21.5 CC0.5 -> added 500g cal-hypo; 6:38pm FC22 23 Feb 6:29am FC20.5 -> added 700g cal-hypo...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    👌🏼 will SLAM the pool. 👍🏼 Given that the following are the indicators that SLAM is completed, CC is 0.5 or lower; You pass an OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less); And the water is clear. and I have already achieved the above before SLAM, then how long should I SLAM, 2 days? 🤔 @kimkats
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    I just done a backwash only, have done a deep clean 5 months ago. So basically, my pool water has algae? So the brownish sediment are dead algae? How is this possible given that I have been maintaining my FC 🤔 My only solution is SLAM? My chemical reading taken yesterday: FC 8.0 CC < 0.5 pH...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    See what I found in the rabbit hole @kimkats .... what are those green stuff :unsure: I poked the green stuff and I can see some white powdery stuff, I suppose those are the DE? After backwashed....
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    It can’t be the case as the sediment are there well before I adding DE. :unsure: The reason I add DE is because of the consistent sediment on the floor and I need to vacuum to waste weekly to maintain the pool water clarity.
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    Ok, so I am not suppose to us DE for glass media :LOL:. So actually what is the effect of having DE with glass media? Make the filtration worst?
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    I am using the glass media that came with my intex filter: Intex Glass Filtration Media for Swimming Pool Sand Filter Pumps 25Kg #29058, Grey, 58.4x33x14 cm: Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Outdoors 2-3 months ago, I have opened up the filter to clean the media and top up the media to the recommended...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    CC< 0.5, water clarity is good, and my FC is quite consistent, around 7-8. We only use the pool during weekend to allow time for the sediment to settle down between Mon-Fri. I will vacuum the sediment on the floor to waste on Sat morning. Have been doing these for the passed few months...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    Ya, it rains a lot recently, I just vacuum to waste to clean the pool and lower the water level at the same time, never use the backwash since added DE. Yesterday, Pump pressure reading 10psi when pump was turned on. Added total 3/4 cup DE (1/4 cup DE at 10mins interval) to get pressure up to...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    Just completed my OCLT: - 24 Jan, 7pm: FC 7.0 - 25 Jan, 6:30am, on pump for circulation; 7:00am FC 7.0
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    The RED arrow is water from skimmer to filter while the BLUE arrows are water from filter to pool return. My return has a bypass, so what I need to do is just close valves 1 & 2 and open valve 3, then the water will not pass through the SWG and tablet dispenser. By the way, I added 3/4 cup DE...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    Just vacuumed to waste yesterday and tested the pool chemicals. Currently using trichlor tablet for chlorine & cya. FC 8.0 CC 0.0 pH 7.2 (added 620g Sada Ash to bring up to 7.8) TA 50 CYA 50 Photos taken after vacuumed:
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    @kimkats any idea on the above ☝ It is now rainy season over here and the rain water does help to fill up my pool after each session of vacuum to waste. But if the rainy season is over, I will have to fill up the pool using municipal water supply, which will be a waste of money and water. And...
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    Filling up pool for the 1st time

    My filter pressure dropped back to 10psi after a few days. I added another round of DE, the pressure did increased right after i added the DE, but dropped down again after a few days. And there is no improvement on the water. I still need to vacuum to waste weekly. So will it be possible...