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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Yes, there were multiple nights late last week losing less than 1 FC overnight, and multiple days of CC=0. Just got a CC over 0 yesterday as I let the chlorine level drop. I got the CYA of 36 using the Taylor K-2006 test kit, wasn't quite at "35" mark on the tube when the black dot disappeared...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Sorry, haven't had time to post results in last few days, but have been keeping chlorine levels at SLAM level until this past weekend, when I let them drop. 8/25 - 6pm Used K-2006 Test Kit and ran a full set of tests FC: 3 CC: ~(.5) PH: 7.6 TA: 110 CYA: 36 I have let the FC level drop from...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Haven't had a chance to play "mad scientist" yet. Haven't tested anything except chlorine levels, and figured Lelie's had to be close when they tested CYA the other day and told me "45", but I see I'll have to re-test! Haven't needed to add much shock since algae went "gray". Water still...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    8/19 (Wed) note: Haven't added any shock since 1am 10:00am: FC: 18 (test kit results) CC: 0 Pool still about same cloudiness level as last 2 days. Installed SLIME BAGS on the (2) returns, cleaned the Aquabot again, and brushed this morning. Going to see if I can find some DE today and give...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Thanks April - Actually haven't backwashed since Monday, since it's holding steady at 15psi. Just was curious at this "stage" of clearing algae whether it was better to backwash frequently or not, even though pressure is not rising. From you answers above, clearly sounds like I should just...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Thanks for checking in. I have patience on this one! Just wanted to make sure I didn't need to do something else. I'll keep at it. Just seemed strange how filter would rise in pressure 10psi (to 25psi) within minutes when vacuuming or in 2 hours (if I wasn't vacuuming) and needed backwashed...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Didn't get a chance to post yesterday. However, there is obviously good progress. - Green tint in water is gone. Now water is a cloudy gray. - Filter is not loading up every 2 hours with green algae - went all day yesterday after a backwash and remained at 15psi. Which means I wasn't...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, life got in the way and was out all morning. Just got back, so going to be a bit behind. However, I do see progress today. Pool is cloudy grey now, instead of green. Guess that means algae is dying!! Was a little "grayer" before I left earlier. . ...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    8/15/15: 7am: Poured in 2 gal. 12.5% shock Filter at 25psi - backwashed. Aquabot full of algae again - cleaned 7:30am TC: ~10 FC: 3 I finally see something other than "0" for FC! Was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with test strips I can barely make out the 2nd step. However...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Yeah, I had read previously regarding not testing PH when FC was above 10. However, my FC is still around "0", so figured it was still fairly accurate and PH could stand to go up some. Was ~6.8 earlier in the day, so figured I would bump it up anyway to the recommended 7.2 target. **Since my...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    7:40pm: TC: 10+ ("10" is the highest test strips go) FC: ~0 Poured in another gallon of 12.5% shock Added PH+, as PH is still showing 6.8
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    5/14/15: Aquabot in all day. Still pulling out heavy/slimy algae - need to wash bag every few hours. Pressure still building in filter rapidly and requiring backwash every 2 hours or less with very green water output Vacuumed entire pool and brushed afterward. Remember. . . . this is all...
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    Heavy Green Algae, Getting Ready to SLAM, Running out of Time - Suggestions?

    Hi Everyone - Wondering if you can give me some pointers to try to clear the water as quickly as possible, as we are running out of swimming season in CT and my daughter would like to have a pool party in the next 2 weeks. However, JUST uncovered pool 2 days ago - long-story short: had to...