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    First time opening pool

    Now I’m thinking we may need to do more SLAMing. Although I can see the bottom, it’s still a little more cloudy.
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    First time opening pool

    I think our SLAM is complete. Hardly any overnight chlorine loss. I can see the bottom of the deep end. I’m waiting for the chemicals to arrive to adjust the calcium. Now should I adjust CYA? What’s the next step? Our SWG will be installed in a few weeks. Today: FC 9 (still dropping from SLAM)...
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    First time opening pool

    That is a gorgeous pool!
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    First time opening pool

    If the PH is still high...will the water still clear up to indicate that the SLAM is done? Does a high PH cause cloudy water? Here’s today’s pic.
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    First time opening pool

    Also do you recommend staying away from clarifiers and algaecides? It looks like the algae left some staining. What should I use for that?
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    First time opening pool

    We are at 12 FC and .5 CC this morning and the level stayed the same two hours later! Things are happening people!! ????
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    First time opening pool

    I’m trying!! We’ve been through 14 bottles of liquid chlorine in the past 3 days...
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    First time opening pool

    Also it says I would need 16 lbs of baking soda. Where would I find that?
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    First time opening pool

    I just added more chlorine. I’ll check the numbers later. The acid was lowering the TA, right? Should I add the baking soda?
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    First time opening pool

    Yes, definitely using pool math. TA is 40.
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    First time opening pool

    So FC was at 6 yesterday so I added muriatic acid. PH tested at 7.6 later in the day. I also added chlorine (not at the same time) and FC was 8 when I tested. This morning PH is 8 and FC is 6. Is that normal for PH is rise again so quickly? I just want to keep SLAMing!
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    First time opening pool

    So first time pool owner/ first time opening. I made a rookie mistake and didn’t adjust PH before starting our SLAM. PH was hot pink over 8?). We started this yesterday Levels before SLAM: 0 FC 0CYA During first day (added bleach and CYA, chlorine kept dropping): FC 5 CC 1.5 CYA 30ish PH hot...