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    CYA- How much is REALLY in my pool?

    Looking for some advice on the amount of CYA I actually have in the pool. I have always found the TFP Test Kit pretty accurate. Since I opened my pool this year, I have added a fair amount of stabilizer to get to "suggested" levels over the month of May. We have not had an abnormal amount of...
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    Amount of DE to add after Back-washing

    Looking for general opinions from DE Filter owners on how much DE is appropriate to add after back-washing? My filter model calls for 6 pounds of DE after back-washing which seems like a lot (which is about 9 "scoops" which each scoop holds about 10 oz by weight of DE). My pool company who...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Yes, correct- 30 CYA to start. I take it you mean to follow the non-salt water pool FC/CYA chart levels until SWG is turned on based on your comment? Thanks again
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Thank you. What level FC and CYA would you target if we hold off on the SWG? In the past, I have always run the SWG and supplemented with LC (probably not realizing the SWG likely wasn’t contributing much). The digital readout does indicate what level it’s producing at even if you set it at...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Would you take CYA to 60-70 right away? I plan to turn on the SWG and bring salt to 3500, but I know from past experience when the water is cold (currently about 58 with some cold nights coming up) the SWG doesn't always produce chlorine like it does when the water is warmer.
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Update: I think I am ready to leave Slam mode as it seems all is pretty close to right with the pool again! What a difference a week makes! FC levels have not dropped dramatically at all over the last several days. Pool has been brushed and thoroughly vacuumed and the water has been very...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Quick update. This AM FC only dropped from 12 to 11 over night. I brought it back to 12. Filter was full again- Backwashed. Then after about 7 hours during the daytime it only dropped from 12 to 10.5. Water is slowly clearing. Filter not filling as quick Now. CC is still .5 both tests today...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Perfect- thanks for the advice and help!
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    OK- very good and good to know! Assuming I stay after "SLAM" until I pass the SLAM requirements, is that when I look to start balancing the water (specifically to increasing CYA to higher than 30)?
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Hello Quick Update...Test results this AM after bringing the pool to "SLAM" levels (FC = 12) at 8:00PM last night were: FC: 6.5 CC: .5 Water is still quite cloudy Filter was full I back-washed and brought the pool back to SLAM level of FC =12 this morning and will stay after it today. Its...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    I sure will. If it wasn’t dark I’d go get a photo now. Quick update: I brought the pool to “slam“ level (target FC =12) around 3:00PM. Added the CYA then too. That was all right after backwashing. At that time, the water was a bit more clear in the shallow end (still very murky) but I was...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Good point- Thank you! Still a ways to go, but progress is being made (I haven’t been able to even vacuum yet but the water is much more blue than green now). I’ll report back in the morning. Will test at least once more tonight and add chlorine as needed.
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Thanks for all the help!! I just went out and got more CYA. All they had was the granular kind which I have never used before. I bought a 7lb bag to go along with my liquid stabilizer on hand (again just 1 gal for now). I suppose I will add the liquid stabilizer (instant conditioner) to get...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Thank you for the reply. I tested the pool water this AM just to get basic results from over night. The pool water was largely unchanged from the "after" pic in the photos posted previously. The filter pressure gauge was more than 50% full (as expected). Test results were: FC: .5 (barely...
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    Opened pool to find a deep green surprise!

    Hi Everyone, Great to be back on TFP for another season! Not sure if this belongs in Testing and Balancing Water or where I put it in Algae- prevention and Treatment- I'd argue both;). We took the cover off the pool last night to a big surprise. This is our 16th year with our pool and while...