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    Test numbers for bleach OR SWG??

    You You are so right...😜 guess I never even noticed the Non-Swcg levels since I focused on the using SWCG levels more. And perfect. My water is crystal clear so won’t worry about OCLT!! Thank you!!!!
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    Test numbers for bleach OR SWG??

    Not sure I do, just thought it was wise to do one with start up.(?)
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    Test numbers for bleach OR SWG??

    Okay. Can I start SWG now or do I need to bump up FC first to SWG levels?
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    Test numbers for bleach OR SWG??

    Good evening TFP peeps... Unsure what level to get my FC to be at IN ORDER to start using SWG??? Just filled up pool this past Sunday. Started CYA right away. Added Bleach Tuesday to match CYA levels at the time. Added more the next day and again today. Now my test results today (see below)...
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    New pool....New water!!

    Perfect! Thank you mknauss!! Edited to say I will be using Intex SWG once FC is reached.
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    New pool....New water!!

    Hello all TFP peeps... We just got our pool filled up on Sunday. Waiting for CYA to dissolve (added this morning around 11:30). Did get a little rain last night.😏 May get a little more tonight. 😩 Have read where CYA levels take 24 hours to be fully dissolved and accurate. Can I or should I...
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    Test kit solutions??

    Hello just curious if my test kit solutions are still okay to use from last year?
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Very little if any. We have been brushing. I even put my Intex automatic pool vacuum in last weekend, for an hour or so, and it didn’t seem to pick up anything. My husband spent all day yesterday running the pool net along the bottom too and picked up very little!!
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Hello everyone!! So we’re still working at this!!! Going on full three weeks!! Water has not shown even slight improvement!! We did add the Cellulose fiber 2-3 times. We have kept it at or above SLAMing FC. My husband is off in the summer so he tends to it like every hour or so. We do lose...
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    One more question.... @tim5055, how often can I or should I add the Cellulose fiber?
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Awesome. Thank you!!! I will work on my POP then too!!! Hahahaha.
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Ok. Thank you mknauss. So does the high Phosphates make a difference?? Do I need to lower them??
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Ok. Just for grins I took my water to Leslie’s for a water test. Here is what they came up with... FAC: 15 TAC: 15 Salt: 3400 CH: 350 CYA: 50 TA: 230 Ph: 8 Acid demand: 5 (?????) Phosphates: 2500 (????) Nitrates: 30 (????) We are using the TF-100 kit at home...
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    This may be my biggest problem!!! I have very little POP!! hahaha Thank you both mknauss and tim5055 for your advice!!!
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    Cloudy blue after SLAMing for two straight weeks!!

    Hello TFP peeps..... I know this has been discussed one million times but I'm about to give up!! We have been SLAMing now for 2 weeks, with filter/pump running 24/7, brushing, etc...We did go from a nasty green swamp, but we're stuck with cloudy blue now. We have been maintaining an FC of 20...
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    Leaving town in the middle of slam!!! ☹️

    We are on day 6 of our SLAM to clear up our green swamp!!!! It is now at a very cloudy blue status so we are making progress. I think!! =\ Unfortunately we have to leave town tomorrow until Sunday!! What can I do to prevent it from turning to a swamp again while we’re gone?? I do have a...
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    Still salt in water the next year???

    I’m sorry if I’m confusing everyone. It’s because I’m confused!! Lol. The difference I see is if it has salt, the CYA levels need to be higher than without salt. Currently I’ve had my CYA at 50-60 and SLAMing accordingly. BUT if it DOES have salt it is not recommended to SLAM below 70 CYA. So...
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    Still salt in water the next year???

    I understand this but I was going by the Chlorine/CYA chart on this TPF site. (See photo). If it is a salt water pool the CYA levels run higher which puts the SLAM level as higher. I’m trying to decide if my water STILL has residual salt in it from last year after adding so many fresh gallons...
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    Still salt in water the next year???

    Ok so if we filled it back up with more than half fresh water it would still NOT be diluted?? Meaning the original salt is still at the same level? - - - Updated - - - Except with the level of CYA and the FC number are both kept higher with a SWG pool. Correct??
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    Still salt in water the next year???

    We have been SLAMing our pool since Saturday 6/2/2018. It was a slimy dark green swamp. It is now a very cloudy blue and we still can’t see the bottom. I know we’re making progress but my question is....IF the pool had salt in it from last year but water level dropped just under half full, and...
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    Another in-wall skimmer on an Intex pool

    We just put one in yesterday and wish we had put ours higher too. But was afraid to get on the stiching!! :cool:
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    Keep the pool open during fall/winter, or close completely?

    So if we kept the Intex pool full would we plug the holes and disassemble the pump and filter or continue to run it each day. Would this keep it from freezing?? We live in West Texas and we can have pretty harsh winters.
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    Anyone using the Intex Auto Cleaner?

    It says 2450 gallons per hour.
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    Anyone using the Intex Auto Cleaner?

    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 16-inch, 110-120V with GFCI
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    Anyone using the Intex Auto Cleaner?

    Mine stirs up the dirt and leaves. Any idea why? Mine moves super fast too.
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    Changing out the return jet

    The new fitting is the same size but just curious if the water will rush out if I change it out. Or will I have to drain water level down? I'm pretty sure I only have to change the cover or face of it.
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    Changing out the return jet

    Can I change out the existing water return jet that came with my Bestway/Coleman pool even if the water level is above the jet. This jet has no adjustable eyeball. New one that came with sand filter does. Sorry if this is talked about somewhere else.
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    I got the Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner

    These babies are $54 right now on Amazon! Prime!! Better get one before they're gone!!! Just FYI 😜
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    Green pool

    With 3 or 4 different days of rain recently, my pool water has turned clear green. I had my FC at shock level right before the first rain (new pool water) This morning FC was 7 after the OCLT which was 7.5 last night. Cya last night was 65-70. I don't feel like I have algae. It has tons of dirt...