Recent content by kmarcel

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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    I used the pool math and it shows that one gallon should achieve my goal of 20 FC. This liquid shock is 12.5% bleach and our gallons are 5500, even though the pool is 10x20 at 5' deep there is a shallow end which in a pool that small removes a lot of water. How long do I need to keep the FC at...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    Splashpad, yes we have the Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD test kit.
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    Okay I got it. The SLAM target of 20 is referring to the FC. I guess I missed that. Our pool is 10x 20, 5' deep, but does have a shallow end as well as it's an in ground pool. My only question is can I use the gallon of liquid shock that we already bought? Do you think a gallon is enough as it...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    I also would like to understand why just liquid chlorine instead of liquid shock. We purchased the liquid shock to put in tonight after the sun goes down, as I believe that is what was recommended to use instead of the powder. Now I'm being advised to just use liquid chlorine to SLAM instead of...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    I agree that the pool store is adding to this problem that is why I've been reading this site and trying to understand so I can get my husband to stop going to the pool store. But please understand that there is a learning curve for us on this. We now have purchased a gallon of liquid shock...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    I went to the pool store yesterday to get the liquid chlorine and they did a water test as well. Yes we do have the test kit that is recommended on this site. He said that we have a chlorine lock, which I had read about and suspected as well. He had us do a non-chlorine shock. That was done...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    Mdragger88, just so I understand you are saying to get our FC up to 16 based on what our CYA level is at? We have a small pool, about 5,000 gallons. Can you tell me how much liquid chlorine we should add to start with? After we add that amount we keep adding until it's up to 16ppm? We have never...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    Okay I watched the video and read the ABCs and feel I understand, just unsure of how to fix the problem. This morning, as I stated, the CC was 1PPM (too high I know) and the FC is now at 7. The CYA is 30-40. Water extremely cloudy. The shock that we have been using is a powder Burnout 73. The...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    We did a SLAM (we used Bio Guard Burn out # 73) yesterday and as I said in my first post that after the SLAM the FC was only about 1ppm. This morning my husband added more chlorine so this morning the FC is about 7ppm and the CC is less than 1ppm, PH 7.4. How do you know when the SLAM is...
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    Help with cloudiness and FC reading zero every other day

    Hello, we are struggling to keep our 10x20 kidney shaped inground pool from losing FC. One day it will be reading 3ppm for FC and the next day it will be down to zero. My husband goes to the pool store 2 to 3 times a week (don't even want to know how much money he is spending there) and comes...