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    Starting to lose hope....

    Losing large amounts of FC during the day drove me insane but eventually I learned it is totally normal. The higher you raise your FC towards and above SLAM the more you will lose. I kept a log after I completed my SLAM to show how drastic a drop I had even with a "clean" pool *CYA 80 SLAM...
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    Starting to lose hope....

    I just got back from vacation and didn't see this thread If you want to compare notes fire away
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    What happened?

    I feel your pain. A dead bird hidden in my skimmer resulted in a similar problem (link in my sig if you want to review). Cleaning my filter after I was mid SLAM was a big help in my situation. My oversized filter was where I found algae hiding when the pool itself was crystal clear I had a...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Ok this is probably my last one. I turned the SWG back on and will be trying to dial it in. Goal is to keep my FC between 7-9 from here on out Also time to balance my other chemicals now that I can get accurate PH readings again FC PH TA CYA CH Temp CSI 5/30...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Daily recap as I continue to drop after completing my SLAM CYA 80 5/29 13 550am (0 CC) (had 2 adults and 4 kids in the pool the prior day for 3 hours so i assume some cleanup happened overnight) 5/29 12.5 11am (0 CC) 5/29 9.5...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Daily recap as I continue to drop after completing my SLAM CYA 80 5/28 18 530am (0 CC) 5/28 15.5 11am (0 CC) 5/28 14.5 6pm (0 CC) 5/28 14 850pm (0 CC)
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Kim, I love the core principles behind everything here at TFP (1) Accurate testing leads to good advice (2) Help others when you can If this FC log helps just 1 person when they have a SLAM that will make me happy You can even sticky this as a learning thread Everyone here has been kind...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    Here is the daily recap to show how I drop down after a SLAM 5/26 26.5 1020pm (0.5 CC) 5/27 26.5 5:30am OCLT PASS AGAIN WOO HOO 5/27 22 11am (0 CC) 5/27 21.5 1pm (0 CC) 5/27...
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    SLAMing for 5 days, but still can't even see the bottom

    I think passing the OCLT was the hardest part for my SLAM Hopefully your clean and filtering should go quickly We are cheering you on!!!
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    Day 23 of SLAM, what gives?

    Are you testing at the EXACT same spot of your pool every time? I experimented with different locations and confirmed my test results will differ because the pool is not a perfectly mixed container...there are high/low spots based on circulation
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    Chlorine Drop Test Question

    My FC is still recovering from a SLAM but I will take a picture when it is in "range" to show you the difference. Here is what you see at FC 38 CYA 80 (SLAM target is 31 so I was waaaay above) Dark red means lots of FC A normal pool should NOT look like this *edit* I added my "normal" FC for...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    I plan to continue testing as the FC drops so we can compare to earlier tests. Started the day at 37.5 (5am) Middle of the day at 30 (1pm) Ended the day at 26.5 (8pm)
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    My pool had dropped to CYA of 40 after the winter I raised it up in 2 stages. First to 60 then again to 80. That was shortly before the dead bird and SLAM experience started. I am definitely going to keep my future CYA closer to 60 in the future. I will also ride high on FC in case anything...
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    Is SLAM inevitable? (YES...it was...5 Days of stress complete now)

    30 FC at 1pm (below SLAM so now we can actually swim again woo hoooooo) Dropped down from 37.5 at 520am Now I understand I will lose large percentages when FC is that high regardless of algae or not No longer freaked out. This is just confirmation testing :geek: *edit* Forgot to...
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    Ready to SLAM and I have some questions

    Any idea how much a water truck will cost and how soon you can get it done?