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    Battling algae

    It’s pretty darn close. We got several inches of rain. I can only see the top screw on the skimmer
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    Battling algae

    Can rain affect an OCLT?? It poured buckets last night.
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    Battling algae

    Still slamming 😞 I thought I was getting close but I lost 3.5 again last night.
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    Battling algae

    I can see why people give up!! It’s so deceiving- in the past, I would have stopped super chlorinating with a clear pool 😳 no wonder I had issues
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    Battling algae

    Still SLAMing, but only lost 2.5 ppm during last nights OCLT. My CYA is down to 40 after water loss from swimming/splashing/evaporation and adding water both manually and by rain… so my new target is 16 ppm which is definitely helping with how much bleach is needed
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    Battling algae

    Only lost 3.5 ppm for past night’s OCLT!
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    Battling algae

    I’m headed in the right direction, I think. Bottom left was this morning, bottom right taken now. Taking my ladder out now for deep cleaning
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    Battling algae

    I didn’t answer your question. It has screw holes so I’d bet my bottom dollar there may be algae inside. I didn’t even think of that. I’ll get it back out after the kids swim today and try flushing it
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    Battling algae

    It’s 18 ppm now @ 11:30. I had been doing that process. I’m going to get the kids in to swim and brush while they’re at it after lunch. One thing I did notice is that the test sample would be clear with no pink at all then I’d leave it for a few minutes to add bleach and upon return, the water...
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    Battling algae

    Now I’m confused. Both my readings at 9 and now (1100), it is 20 ppm, no FC loss. Pool is in Direct sun. CC 0. I’m curious as to why my overnight loss is so great but today my daytime loss is minimal? I was 3-5 ppm down every 2-4 hours yesterday during the day.
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    Battling algae

    I’ll keep at it! Obviously I still have an issue! Thanks
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    Battling algae

    Wow really? Its the clearest it’s ever been IMO. That’s interesting. I guess I didn’t realize this was considered cloudy!
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    Battling algae

    There is absolutely nothing visible algae wise. Whatever the chlorine is eating at is not visible to the eye unless it’s in the PVC or flex piping/return jet- but I’d imagine SLAM would eradicate that?
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    Battling algae

    I did remove it and clean it but put it back in so the kids could swim. I can take it out again
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    Battling algae

    Correct. Not chlorox, no additives, not low splash. Purchased this week so not old. Great value 7.5% regular bleach
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    Battling algae

    I sprayed my ladder down with a bleach solution two days ago. Brushed daily for the first couple of days but skipped yesterday due to work commitments- can do it again this evening. Running the dolphin once a day but at this point it’s not coming up with anything. Kids have only been in once...
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    Battling algae

    I lost another 8 ppm overnight, which is worse instead of better but I passed all the other elements of SLAM 7.5% household bleach. Pool logs should show my additions. I’m testing and bumping to 20 ppm at least 4x a day. Filter is fine, this is the first full season if use so sand is new. Psi...
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    Battling algae

    I’m knee deep in SLAM and have passed all the tests except the OCLT. My question is why is my overnight loss getting worse by the day instead of better? It was 6 ppm loss when my pool was teal a few days ago. Last night, with a crystal clear pool, I lost 8 ppm. Obviously I’m still fighting...
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    Battling algae

    Looking MUCH better today!! But still lost about 6 ppm chlorine overnight last night. 20 at 11 pm, 14 at 9 am. Photo 1 was yesterday morning and you can see my stairs green looking in the water yesterday but much better looking this morning in photo 2!!
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    Battling algae

    re tested at 930 am. FC went from 20 to 14.5 in about three hours with cloudy gray skies and low temps today. This is good right? Means the chlorine is working?
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    Battling algae

    Awesome. Still good if kids want to use the pool since I can see the bottom?
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    Battling algae

    Today the water looks the same as yesterday to me. Still clear but definitely teal
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    Battling algae

    Ok. FC at 10 pm was 18, cc .5 FC at 6:45 am was 12, cc .5 I just added 87 oz of bleach to get back up to 20 ppm