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  1. J

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    The water is clear but not sparkling. It seems to get a little better daily..maybe. lots of swimming the past few days so difficult to judge.
  2. J

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    Lost 10ppm FC again yesterday. Added another 3 gal shock. Ordering the polyquat to see if this helps with chlorine usage bc I'm currently spendig $10 or more daily. CYA is 60 and I'm adjusting FC to at least 24 2x per day. We have had several pink slime outbreaks in previous years. I wonder if...
  3. J

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    Thanks!
  4. J

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    Well the pool is clear (maybe not 'sparkling' yet but improving daily) and I am still maintaining SLAM level as best I can with lots.of swimmers in and out of the pool. Attemtped the overnight test and lost 4ppm, although the CC is 0 or very near 0. Is there any harm in adding a copper free...
  5. J

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    Haha maybe someone else can weigh in on the hair :) I will have my mother in law available to add chlorine, but I'm not sure we would have her do any testing. Hopefully by then I'll have a sense of how much maintenance chlorine is needed. We will leave the solar cover on while gone. Hopefully...
  6. J

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    Update. The bottom of deep is finally barely visible. I did 3 or 4 cycles with DE aid in my sand filter yesterday and will do more today. The added benefit is that with all the backwashing and water replacement, my CYA now appears to be nearer 60. Today the FC is 24 and CC 0. I will let the...
  7. J

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    I added the DE and it increased pressure from 17 to 18. After an hour or so it was near 24, so I backwashed and added DE again, putting it back around 18. Now it is up to 23 again. Do I continue this same process? Thanks!
  8. J

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    Still in SLAM mode and waiting for water to clear up. Can see the bottom of shallow (not clearly) but still cannot see bottom of deep. Is it normal to be this slow? I can see a little deeper each day but just still feels very slow from my experience. CYA 80 FC 30 CC .5 OR 1 (using 5ml sample to...
  9. J

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    Update. Pool is still blue but cloudy. Slight improvement in clarity since last night but pattern on shallow end still not visible. Overshot with my chlorine last night. 5am FC 36 CC 1 3:30pm FC 27 CC 0 1 gallon added after the 3:30 test. 2 kids begging to jump in 😁
  10. J

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    So if it is dipping down to 19 during the day while I am working, that's a problem?
  11. J

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    Good info! I feel like I'm using a lot of everything right now. Thanks.
  12. J

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    I was just worried about that being so high. I will add another gallon or 2. Thanks.
  13. J

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    Hello! Here are my results just now: (*See post just above with note on this measurement) *FC 19 CC 0 CYA 70 or 80 PH 7.2 TA 80 CH 80 I just added 2 gal, which should increase FC to around 25-26 range. Should I add one more? Should I retest FC? Also at 5am today FC was 28 and CC was .5 so...
  14. J

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    Oops I did it with 2 scoops of powder and 5ml. Are my results going to be very inaccurate? I used 2 level scoops.
  15. J

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    I'm using 10 ml water and 2 level scoops of the powder. Now I understand that a drop is equal to .5 ppm but initially i had it wrong (bad advice from local pool store). Is it okay to test at 5 ml sometimes to save on drops? Maybe not right now bit after i get everything cleared up? Thanks!
  16. J

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    Thank you for the reassurance. I just had high hopes for this weekend :) I'm not giving up!
  17. J

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    Okay you are right... it's just that I've added probably 50 gallon of chlorine to a pool that is still green. 😢 I will resist the urge!
  18. J

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    So are you thinking I'm reading the CYA test incorrectly? I performed it 2 or 3 times today (with the same sample). Would adding hth super shock (56% calcium hypochlorite) cause any issues?
  19. J

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    No not really. I had it tested at Leslies then myself for comparison. I'm using liquid chlorine for rural king could that possibly have an effect?
  20. J

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    I added about 6 lb stabilizer. We did use a few tablets before realizing my mistake but only about 6 total maybe?
  21. J

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    I added about 6 lb stabilizer. We did use a few tablets before realizing my mistake but only about 6 total maybe?
  22. J

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    I did that method. I think it is 70 or 80. My eyesight is not that good, I'll have my husband try but he isn't home in daylight hours. At 70-80 would you dump or SLAM?
  23. J

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    And if I should dump water then how much? 20x40 30gal pool.
  24. J

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    I'm about to lose it here. This is a pic of my CYA test at 75 ppm and current pool view after another brush. Is this an accurate reading of the CYA test? FC is 18 and CC is 0 What next? I'm standing here trying to decide whether to increase my chlorine again or dump a few inches of water? I...
  25. J

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    Well it looks like I messed up...again. we have always user 3" chlorine tabs and several weeks ago bought two 40lb buckets on sale. I was planning to start using them as soon as I finally get SLAM completed. Just read on another post that this will increase CYA, which I believe is already on...
  26. J

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    Got it! Luckily I had read that and didn't follow her advice! Thanks!
  27. J

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    I completely understand now why you all advise to stay away from the pool stores. Saturday the guy who sold me the FAS/DPD reagents told me wronf directions, that 1 drop is 1 ppm not .5. I just rechecked my method and found my error. Bc I'm new to testing, I wanted to compare my results to the...
  28. J

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    Got it. Thanks!
  29. J

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    I believe the algae is dead at this point, I'm showing 0 CC. We did use a clarifier a few weeks ago (I know better now). My husband is going to try a deep clean of the filter today. I'll report back on that. My brush came off in the deep in and I can't see it to fish it out 🙄 so I haven't...
  30. J

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    It doesn't look any better this morning. Please see previous post for test results. I would love some feedback as to why the SLAM seems to not be working. Thank you! Also, I can't tell if my signature showing up?