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    Green pool

    Thanks TX. Yep I do keep a watch on sand out of jets for the lateral issue Good to know sand filters are efficient equipment
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    Green pool

    Thanks so much, folks. The help was priceless Made it through to the end of the season next week. Based on what I learned here, I have the TF kit now and will monitor using that Looks like the unanimous outlook is that sand in a sand filter does not need replacement. I also learned when the...
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    Green pool

    Never used DE. Youtube time 😀
  4. M

    Green pool

    I did a "reSLAM" and pool is under solar cover CC is 0 and FC = 16 from 17 PPM last night CYA seems to be consistent at 45/50
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    Green pool

    Hey Newdude it is as clear as it has ever been. I can see a small light stem of a plant that the shark did not pull in the deepest end I plan to brush again and start the filter in the evening thru the night i will do another test this afternoon on the CC and FC
  6. M

    Green pool

    Yeah. Will be getting the shark in soon. Giving the pump a couple hours
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    Green pool

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  10. M

    Green pool

    Good morning, Had crystal clear water last evening OCLT test passed FC 18ppm - may have lost 1 PPM if that CC = 0 Al 3 tests passed CYA is 45 Thanks so much friends. Couldn't have done it without you all I will let pump run for a couple of hours; get the Tiger shark in (pretty clean...
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    Green pool

    Current reading - FC - 17 PPM CC - 0.5 CYA - 40 SLAM FC target = 16 I am holding steady and not adding any more shock based on table Water is currently same as of this AM - a beautiful blue and cloudy but much better visibility of floor in deep end My plan today: Brush, do the OCLT test...
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    Green pool

    Good morning It's been looking real good. Real blue and portions are clear. I can see all the way to the floor in the shallow side and the main drain is more clearly visible Hardly any loose algae on brushing FC steady at 20 PM or maybe even a bit higher at 21 PPM CYA is holding at 50...
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    Green pool

    Thanks newdude Yeah, glad you pointed out visual progress is not that obvious even though the filter is cranking hard I will stay with that thought I did add a gallon of 12.5% as it showed a loss of 1 ppm FC - not bad, but it feels like progress certainly
  14. M

    Green pool

    Good to know. Thanks . Working on these issues with a raging toothache since Friday. Finally got some antibiotics today so hoping for some hourly and daily gratification on that at least :) As many things in life now that get associated, green stuff in pool and toothache will remind me of...
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    Green pool

    Thanks. Here is my missing piece. My vac is a Pool Shark. I have not run it as i cant track in cloudy water. Plus it gets stuck on drain when pump is running. My plan is to let it loose once bottom is visible
  16. M

    Green pool

    That is great to know. With this turning into a filter fight, how do I know the sand filter is actually doing it's job? With no need for sand change as we all agree, I had some doubts about the filter as I started this thread simply because of the great work it had done cleaning up the...
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    Green pool

    So good news is FC fell some so I added the remaining half bottle of shock The filter gauge is up by a point or 2 meaning that there is not much dirt or debris captured which may be a good sign However i was expecting a bigger drop in FC over 24 hours than 1.5 ppm water is much better but...
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    Green pool

    Thanks Newdude and Kato Party time indeed :) :) GREAT !!!! Wow - That is good to hear. We are quickly approaching close of pool date so it would be good to be able to use the pool while SLAM is in play A) With 1) a blue cloudy pool at 2) 20 PPM of FC, is it safe to swim or should I get...
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    Green pool

    On the lessons learned - use TF 100 test kit ( #1) On root cause - I understand that my CYA was always around 50/60 but the targeted FC was preferred to be 3 by the pool store tests The chart indicates that FC should have been 8 for that CYA level I believe that is the main reason for my...
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    Green pool

    Thanks so much, friends. A great deal of help provided, Appreciate it I can see the water getting better as it is blue for sure. Today I could see the shadow of the drain which I was not able to for days I brushed again this AM My CYA is holding steady at 45/50 However, FC was maybe 19 versus...
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    Green pool

    Indeed :) :) LOL
  22. M

    Green pool

    OK got it. I am good now checked after 2 hours of shocking, FC is 20
  23. M

    Green pool

    Not sure if I ma reading the chart correct It says CYA of 50, Target FC is 8 Should I target 8 or 20 as suggested. Confused now
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    Green pool

    Oh No. i am sticking to liquid chlorine for SLAM i have my chlorinator turned off i was looking to find out if my use of chlorine tabs may have caused the CYA to go high as I have been using that every year besides liquid shock as well
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    Green pool

    As i wait with fingers crossed, i have used chlorinator tabs and have been adjusting the flow dial based on levels. Is that a no no or are there tabs with no stabilizer that i should use looking to understand why after 7 years of doing the same, this year has issues
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    Green pool

    I have pool champion shock. Put in 1 gallon 121 fl oz at 12.5% Fingers crossed. Thanks so much friends.
  27. M

    Green pool

    To raise from 15 to 20 FC. Should is put 1 gal of liquid chlorine to start or 2 to keep an eye on levels?
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    Green pool

    All right. Water is definitely cloudy now after 20 inch drain refill FC 15 CYA is 40/45. Depending on when i see shadow of black dot in the CYA vial. at 40 dot disappears Target FC at 15 is high for CYa level per chart What should i do now?
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    Green pool

    I have drained another 18 - 2 inches and its filling up now Question in CYA test - When they say fill up the vial until black dot at bottom disappears, do they mean completely disappear?. I guess this comes w/experience At 60 I do see the shadow of the dot but it completely disappears between...