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    Not a lot of sunlight

    Ok done. Do I have to export all test logs? or am I good now?
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    Not a lot of sunlight

    Yes that is what I use for all of my logs. That is where the data came from in my first post. I love that app! Makes things so much easier. I will read through it again but my understanding is for a vinyl liner I just have to be worried about my CSI being over +0.6. I have been negative(Very...
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    Not a lot of sunlight

    I understand. Maybe I'm just not waiting long enough. My water has very high TA when I add it as make up water because of my water softener. I know that makes the water cloudy as well(learned that last year) so I stopped my first SLAM and brought my TA down and then the water was clear. Now with...
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    Not a lot of sunlight

    Good morning. My pool is installed in my backyard but the issue I have is that it only gets sunlight until about noon during the day then it is in shade the rest of the day. When I SLAM I am able to get rid of algae but it seems like it comes back easily even if I keep all of my chemistry in...
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    Using bleach

    You are correct. Wait until you pass the OCLT then worry about CC. I just found this site about a month ago and it has been a life saver. After my first SLAM my water was blue but milky. My OCLT passed easily and my CC was 0.5 or less. The only thing that had to pass was clear water. I put in...
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    After vacation green

    Well good news. It appears my pool has cleared up. Only took 2 or 3 days of SLAMing. My OCLT last night was 2 so I think tonight it will be 1 or less and my SLAM will be complete. Still frustrating to come home to a green pool but 2 or 3 days of hard work isn't bad all things considered. I just...
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    After vacation green

    Ok. I just redid the CYA test using diluted CYA test steps. Came out to 50 all 3 times I tried. So multiply by 2 and my CYA is really 100. I am confident now about my CYA. I think what happened was earlier before I got the CYA standard I added too much stabilizer and that is how it got that...
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    After vacation green

    So i went in vacation had perfect clear water. Before i left for 8 days my chemistry was as follows: FC - 5 CC - 0 pH - 7.4 TA - 90 TH -160 CYA - 40? I questioned i was reading CYA correct so i got a 50 standard and was going to test again when i got home. Before i left i dumped a gallon of...
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    Issues getting water clear

    I just got my hands on a Hayward Pro Series S180T 18" sand filter. It only cost me $50 plus $30 for sand. I hooked it up yesterday and let it run all night. After about 12 hours of running I can already see about 8-12" deeper than I could before. I have been maintaining my FC at 17 per the SLAM...
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    Issues getting water clear

    Another thought I had was what if I bought another sand filter could I set them up in series or in parallel and get the same result as one bigger filter? The only reason I ask is getting a 2nd smaller filter is cheaper than a larger one and then I wouldn't have to sell my 2nd one.
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    Issues getting water clear

    Yes the pump and filter are separate. That is a good idea about craig's list, etc for that. Thanks again for your help. Just found out that my pool was supposed to come with a 19" filter instead of a 16" filter. Leslie's will not replace or send new one because it has been over a year. On one...
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    Issues getting water clear

    Just called Doheny's and even though it is a Doheny's brand pump the supervisor says they don't have access to that information:confused:. My thought, unless someone has another suggestion, is to suffer through this year and then get a new pump/filter combination that is properly sized for my...
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    Issues getting water clear

    After posting in another forum to get information on if my pump and filter combo are correct for my pool(I understand now that was a mistake and I should have just asked that question in this forum). I think my filter is part of the problem. After driving myself crazy doing research my filter...
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    Is my sand filter sufficient in size?

    Thank you. That is the information I needed. My filter is rated at 35gpm. I will look at the pump curve but on my pump it says max 75 gpm. Even if my pump is running at 2/3 of max it is still more than the filter can handle.
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    Is my sand filter sufficient in size?

    I was thinking that but since this was more of an informational thing about equipment rather than a problem that's why I put it here. I apologize. I know why my pool is not clearing fast(needs to filter) I was just wondering if my equipment was correct sized for my pool. I saw it as two separate...
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    Is my sand filter sufficient in size?

    I added DE once. I backwashed and didn't add more yet. I was going to add some today again probably after i backwash before i start scrubbing and vacuuming - - - Updated - - - Btw...i am very new to TFP. I read the pool school, Etc. Where on TFP is the size of filters line of reason? I...
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    Is my sand filter sufficient in size?

    You can see my pool and filter specs in my signature. I am having an issue getting my pool to clear up(I have that issue posted in a chemistry thread). Basically I am SLAMing my pool and my FC and CC have passed easily I'm just waiting for my filter to clear everything up before my SLAM is...
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    Issues getting water clear

    OCLT was a success! My CC is 0.5 or less. Now just have to hold until water clears! So much better knowing I am doing the right thing rather than just hoping the water clears at some point.
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    Issues getting water clear

    Started SLAM at 445p today. Have been testing every hour since. Just did a test at 845p. FC has not budged from 17. I think I am a little high on FC even for my calculated 40 CYA. Going to perform OCLT tonight which I expect to pass with flying colors :cheers: Then just to wait until pool...
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    Issues getting water clear

    Yes I do. A 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. The boy has been bugging me for weeks to swim. It will get it's use no problem!!
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    Issues getting water clear

    Just started my SLAM about 45 mins ago now. Looking forward to seeing the results soon hopefully. I didn't lose any FC during the day today(still at 10). My pool only gets sun a couple hours a day because it's in my backyard and the neighbors' trees block out the sun from about noon on or so...
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    Issues getting water clear

    This is the algaecide I used
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    Issues getting water clear

    Thanks! I took just FC, CC and CYA this morning. 10.0, 0.5 or less(used 10ml this time), and about 30 for cya. CYA is tough for me because i think i can barely see the dot still so i keep going. Added some conditioner using sock method. Planning to SLAM this weekend when i can keep track of...
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    Issues getting water clear

    Good evening everyone. I am new to TFP. I found this site a couple days ago and have been hooked on it. I have been having issues starting up my pool this year. Before I found this site I'll admit to being "Pool-Stored". But not anymore. I ordered and received today a Taylor K-2006 testing...