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    Final SLAM of the Season High CYA

    So I'm coming near the end of the pool season and depending on weather going to be taking down my seasonal above ground probably in the next 2-3 weeks. I still have some algae in the pool and I am debating about whether to do one last SLAM or just tear down the pool. My SWG stopped working...
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    Algae or not

    Yes my pool is a tiny 1,700 Gallon Intex 12 X 30 pool. Here is the results I pulled tonight FC 20.5 CC < 0.5 pH (Skipped since FC is above 10) TA 175 CYA 70 CH (Didn't do)
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    Testing High FC while Slamming

    Sorry 0.5 Measure I meant to say i'm using the 10ml sample. I had no idea you could use 5ml and multiply by 1. That would save me even more, thank you
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    Testing High FC while Slamming

    I"m currently in the process of SLAMMING my pool. My current calculations require that I maintain a SLAM Target FC of 28 with my CYA being at 70. I would like to test the FC level morning and night however at this high of a FC i'm using nearly 56 drops of my Taylor R-0871 FAS-DPD agent per test...
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    Algae or not

    I have been slamming my pool for the last 4 days. Every morning the pool looks clear but then after i brush the bottom I can clearly see something like dirt / algae being stirred up and then it makes the water cloudy again. 1.) Is this algae? 2.) Based on the SLAM process, if your pool passes...
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    Algae with Chlorine

    With the cover on I was still running the filter and swg 5 hours every night. Since the solar cover isn't really a sealed cover it just floats on top of the water and there were tons of leaves and debries trapped at the bottom of the pool for days. I figured I could clean those out this weekend...
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    Algae with Chlorine

    I've been closely monitoring my pool everyday and testing chlorine morning and night. FC has always been between 6 and 10 FC. I left my solar cover on these past couple days and today when I took it off the cover the pool was cloudy and green. Am I missing something? How is it possible for algae...
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    SWG Free Chlorine Question

    I am running it for 5 hours a night and its been staying around 6 - 8 FC the last couple days I've been measuring it. I'll perform the OCLT test to rule that out. But I still feel like i didn't get an answer if SWG stop raising the FC number gradually as the FC number gets higher.
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    SWG Free Chlorine Question

    My FC has been between 6.0 - 8.0 the last couple of days. I have been testing FC at night time then run the SWG for 5 hours. I then test again in the morning before the sun comes up. Most times FC only goes up 0.5 over night. I have been running my SWG for 5 hours over night. Supposedly my SWG...
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    Acid Question

    I'm beginning the process of trying to lower TA. Plan is to add 2 Cups of 14.5% Muriatic Acid to bring pH down to 7.2. Then I have the return pointed upwards aerating, wait for pH to raise back to 7.8 and repeat until TA is 90. How long should I wait between re-testing pH and adding more acid...
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    Chlorine Maintenance Question

    I have an above ground pool with a SWG that I take down when the season is over. I've been reading the articles on the different Chlorine methods. This site recommends using a SWG or liquid chlorine. I'm curious, for those that maintain pools year round without a SWG are you really adding liquid...
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    Pool Numbers Check

    I'm not getting those same calculations. I've attached a screenshot of my calculations. Based on this says 18 oz (or about 2 cups). Reason I said 7.8 - 8.0 because I couldn't really tell the color difference and those looked almost the same to me. I really want to get the numbers right before I...
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    Pool Numbers Check

    Yesterday I used Muriatic acid In attempt to lower my TA, however I woke this morning to much of the same numbers. Last Night's Numbers (Test Kit Taylor K-2006C ) FC 0 (SWG was scaled up while I was out of town so I had to clean with vinegar) pH 7.8 - 8.0 TA 210 Added 1 Cup of Muriatic Acid...
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    Pool Numbers Check

    Does my SWG connected to the return hose, aerate the pool? I'm going to assume no since my TA never seems to go down with the current setup.
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    Pool Numbers Check

    Totally makes sense, thanks for clear explanation
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    Pool Numbers Check

    Hi All, I've been managing a 1700 Gallon Intex Pool this summer. Currently using a Intex Sand Filter with a Intex SWG which constantly scales up every couple days and displays High Salt Alarms. Vinegar uses fixes that for a few days. Test Kit Taylor K-2006C FC 3.0 Cya 55 pH 7.2 TA 175 -200 CA...
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    Beginning Advice

    I tested my water using a Taylor K-2006C test kit. I've read many of the articles on this website but would appreciate some advice before I make any changes. Intex 1700 Gallon Pool (probably 1500ish filled) Krystal Clear SWG (Doesn't have any options to change output) Test Levels FC 3.6 CC...
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    Total Chlorine Question

    Thanks for the quick reply and the helpful info. I've read those articles. I've been managing so so. My Intex Krystal Clear SWG has been problematic with high salt errors even know my salt level is only 2500 so for a couple weeks I had to keep adding / removing water just to get the SWG to stay...
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    Total Chlorine Question

    Had my water tested at Leslie's. Their test showed my Free Chlorine at 3.84 and Total Chlorine at 4.17. Their recommendation said to address high combined available chlorine (CAC) and recommended this product Leslie's Fresh n Clear. I read on this website that combined chlorine could be a...