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    What are these Flakes?

    OK...from other threads I can assume they are calcium flakes. But strange to me since the pool is balanced. Normally my TA sits at around 70 and I never see this even as the pH drifts up to a 7.9. But I added some Baking Soda a few days ago, more than usual so I ended up at 90 TA. Thinking I...
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    What are these Flakes?

    Any idea, what are these flakes on the bottom of my pool? FC 6 pH 7.7 TA 90 Calcium 300 CYA 70 Water Temp 83
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    Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP) Meter

    Has anyone tried using an ORP meter? If so, where does the TFP method (Chlorine/CYA Chart) tend to keep the ORP over time? Is it worth buying one? Any recommendations?
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    Second Visible Algae Event in 3 months

    Thanks for all the input. I will increase my run time and total chlorine output too as the heat is starting to ramp up. I thought I had it dialed in pretty well to avoid any problems while I was gone. Next time I am gone for a week, I think I will add some extra liquid chlorine (a notch below...
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    Second Visible Algae Event in 3 months

    I am running the SWCG 75% from 9-5. Was holding good when I left for a week. But, the water temps increased over the week, so that must have increased demand about the 3 ppm I was adding daily with the SWCG. I just thought starting a 8 PPM would give me cushion to stay at 5 or above for the week.
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    Second Visible Algae Event in 3 months

    Hi, thanks for the reply. Since the previous SLAM, I have been using 5 as an absolute min for FC. I was holding 6-7 for several weeks and targeted 8 for the week I was away. When I say 6-7 ppm, that is what I see in the morning before the SWCG comes on at 9 AM. I have been running the SWCG...
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    Second Visible Algae Event in 3 months

    Hi All, My question up front: Why am I getting algae while following the TFP method? I noticed my 2nd visible algae event in just 3 months after returning from a week long trip away from home. A week ago, in anticipation of the week long trip; I left the pool at these levels: FC: 8 (boosted...
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    Pollen or Algae?

    I was not sure if this was pollen or algae because I never had significant overnight chlorine loss. SLAM'd to be sure. Cleaned up nice after a 36 hour SLAM.
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    Robot Cleaner Use During A Slam?

    That's what I will do. And I will run the pump continuously till it clears up
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    Robot Cleaner Use During A Slam?

    Yes, I clean it every 2-3 week on a schedule. I have never seen the pressure increase because I clean before it builds up.
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    Robot Cleaner Use During A Slam?

    Interesting! No overnight chlorine loss. So, I guess my original instinct was correct. Pollen, not algae. We have been dealing with high pollen counts for weeks. On the cars, decks and pool. I have kept the pool water looking OK by frequent manual vacuuming and brushing. Over the last two...
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    Robot Cleaner Use During A Slam?

    Is it advisable to use a robot cleaner during a SLAM? I recently bought a Warrior SI robot and used used it to clean up what I thought was pollen. But, now I suspect it is actually algae. Pool is at SLAM levels for the night. Will check the chlorine levels before sunrise to check for loss...