Recent content by tacys_lane

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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    Thanks for the advice and the community, you guys are great!!
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    Ok, water is clear, I'm taking a sample down to the pool store today just to try to get an idea of what my final numbers are.
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    So I've gotten it to here. . . Blue, not green. I'm gonna let the filter run through the day, see what it can do for the clarity. . . 26 gallons of 10% chlorine into the thing!!
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    Ok well.... I'm two days into my slam. Probably slamming extra hard (hanging out around at least 30 FC) since I'm without my trusty testing kit, and I'm just going by the math and erring on the high side. Water IS clearing up however, albeit slowly. Green is closer to blue. Bottom is starting to...
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    The high cya is very likely the case, since her pool guy only comes once a week. My sister and her family do no independent maintenance. I had to go buy a pool brush, and leaf skimmer for their empty pool pole, they don't have any tools to speak of.
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    I do have both of those, but down in Tucson, not here with me... ? I'm gonna try to do it by the pool calculator, assuming everything (cya, pH, etc) is high. And if it doesn't work, I'll let my sister handle it with her pool service when she gets home next week. By my calculations 4 gallons...
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    I'm not too sure. She uses a pool service typically, but they are out of town and I'm house sitting for her. Figured I would take a stab at rectifying the green monster. Walmart near me has 10% bleach for 2 bucks a gallon. So guess I will go buy a dozen or so bottles and start a slam. See of I...
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    Looks like it's hanging around at 12psi
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    I calculated it's a rectangle diving pool, approx 15000 gal pool. In-ground, pebble tech. In Chandler AZ. Filter is DE.
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    Dish soap turned algae bloom?

    Helping out my sister. . . Our kids went a LOT nuts with a dish soap bubbles recipe last week and long story short it looks like about a gallon of dawn dishsoap ended up in her 15000 gal in ground pool. Fast forward to today, it's completely green. Getting ready to start a slam, or should...
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    SLAM done 2 days ago, lost all chlorine since?

    mknauss- I have a product on hand by hth called salt cell saver. would i be wise to use this to protect the cell, now that my CH is extra high? I added water to the pool due to splash out and evap today. running my SWG overnight and plan to test everything in the morning, get new numbers. My...
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    SLAM done 2 days ago, lost all chlorine since?

    Thanks for all the replies! This is awesome. so, i hastily wrote that second reply, and i'm just noticing i said both Cal-chlor and dichlor in my two posts, which must have been confusing. Sorry! i used straight powdered calcium hypochlorite 73%, NOT dichlor. Jason, yes, I used poolcalc . com...
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    SLAM done 2 days ago, lost all chlorine since?

    My SLAM: started Sunday 9/1, I had slimy walls and no free chlorine. I used poolcalculator and added 73% dichlor (8 to 16 oz depending) twice daily to keep my free chlorine above 15 (thats the highest my test would read at the time, but it was certainly above that number) My CYA was...
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    SLAM done 2 days ago, lost all chlorine since?

    Hi! Just registered after 2ish weeks of lurking :rolleyes: because.... I followed the instructions for SLAMing my AG pool with 73% calchlor, finished Sat pm to Sunday am with these numbers holding steady: FC: 5.5 TC: 0.5 (I added potassium monopersulfate 2ish weeks ago before i started...