Recent content by Farmerswife96

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    SWG recommendations

    I don't know the first thing about SWGs but it's been suggested that I get one. This year has been a crazy busy summer. Parties every weekend for the first half. Maintenance was kept up to date too! July came around and everything went to pot. My mother got sick and I had to help take care of...
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    Need advice about algae

    Not that this will help much but here are my current numbers. ph 7.8 FC 0 CYA 20 or 30?(I still saw the dot at 30 but disappeared between 30 and 20) TA 90 CH 250 Now my question is how much chlorine to buy and can/should I purchase Cal Hypochlorite to knock it out? Also, I updated my signature...
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    Need advice about algae

    Although we tried, life and summer went on and we just couldn't keep up with the pool care and maintenance. Rain, heat, neglect and the depletion of all forms of chlorine over the past few weeks has caused algae to form and grow in spots all over the pool. We don't anticipate using the pool...
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    No overnight loss and water is clear. Didn't think to test CCs. Will brush and vacuum again this evening. If CCs are within acceptable range, can I stop the SLAM?
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Yeah, got the old white sock twirling in front of the jet😁 I've learned so much the last few years 😉 DH is vacuuming and brushing today and I will adjust chlorine! Pool is almost clear, much much better. I'm hoping SLAM will be over tomorrow.
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Another question...after putting in the stabilizer, directions say not to backwash for 72 hours but what if I need to during SLAM?
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    I kept it up to 12 until I went to bed last night. No time to test or add this morning. We're getting a ton of rain and may have to drain some water. Is it going to be okay to resume the SLAM this evening and with all the rain? I put the robot in and brushed the walls real good last night as...
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Okay, I kept adding to get it to 10. Just checked and it's at 11. Putting the rest of the stabilizer into sock. DH gonna pick up more stabilizer as it called for 7.5 lbs.
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Do I keep adding until I get to the initial 10? I've put in twice and last reading was 8.5
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Do I start the countdown right after I put the chlorine in?
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Can this be done while raining??
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    I definitely will! You guys are the best! Thank you for your quick response 😊😉
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Okay but I won't be able to do this until tomorrow evening. Okay I think I understand. Will be rereading this I'm sure!! Wouldn't there be an ammonia smell?
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    No, just put it in the sock. The test tube doesn't have a reading for 0 so it's possible to have some in it. Pool math said to add 7 pounds at 0. I only have 5 so I was going to add all of that and test again. Am I on the right track?
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    Help! I've never had this much algae

    Full day of birthday partying and visiting with the grandbabies. Came home, tested water. CYA and FC at 0. Ph was at 7 2. Put 2.5 lbs CYA in sock and tied it in front of jet. Added enough chlorine to SLAM level. Hopefully the CYA will be dissolved enough to add the rest. Only have enough reagent...