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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    These are the two lights. The spa light seems to have some residue at the bottom. Not sure if it is algae. (If algae, not sure how we are passing OCLT though). This year has been painful pool year so far :(. Are these easy to remove and clean by ourselves?
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Seeing something brown at the bottom of light on the inside. Passed OCLT though, so not sure what that could be. Is this something easy to remove and check?
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    It is possible, with the rains we have had as well.
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Lost 3.5ppm last two days (both cloudy days). Seems a bit excessive so early on, with no one using the pool. Any suggestions? The only thing that we didn't do yet is to check the light. We passed oclt a couple of times and ended slam on Sunday. Should we add CYA. I am suspecting it to be 40...
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Thank you. The whole reason for considering CYA increase was because of the 5 to 6ppm loss daily, passing the OCLT. But then, out of nowhere saw visible green algae and have been slamming since Sunday. There is not much sun in forecast for the next 10 days to test CYA. Should the sun be...
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Passed SLAM. :giggle::giggle:. Two tests. CC was 0. Next felt a light pink tinge. So calling that .5. Either it actually reduced or washing the vial with bleach did it. Thank you. Do I wait for FC to go down to add CYA?
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    SLAM novice. Sorry for the many questions. If I am already registering a CC > 0.5 at night, is there any point in doing OCLT since one of the slam criteria will fail anyway? (I am assuming CC is not going to go away at night.)
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Thanks. Will CC usually clear with no sun? Just trying to understand. Will search the forum/school as well.
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Thank you. Should I let chlorine levels drift down?
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    First SLAM ever.. Pool has been at shock level the past 3 days. Crystal clear water, no visible algae,, brushed Monday and Tuesday but was getting a CC of 1. First OCLT last night. Last night. FC. 17, CC 1 Morning. FC. 19, CC 1 I did it twice this morning and it was 19. User error...
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Thanks. I am assuming, I should continue SLAM until CC is at .5 and then do OCLT. Is this right?
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    Excessive Chlorine Usage (5 to 6 ppm per day)

    Day 2 of SLAM. FC has been at 20 and did 3 additions yesterday and 3 today. There was a drop of 5 ppm between the tests today. A bad time for the speed stir to stop working :(. Doing the test with 5ml sample for now. Water was crystal clear to begin with. I haven't done the OCLT yet, because I...