slam

  1. flipmodemedian

    SLAM plan

    Hi all, just had my pool totally redone (plumbing, pebbletec, filter and pump), and I got lazy with my chlorine and now it's green. Since some of my test results are weird, I wanted to check before I SLAMmed. My CYA is very low, so would like some advice before I start. 15,000 gal pool -...
  2. S

    Huge Pasture Behind Pool- Farm Dust, Pollen or Mustard Algae?

    Hey there y'all! New to having a pool this year and have been dealing with brownish yellow dust for the past month or so. I have used Yellow Out and done the full cycle and Green to Clean and done the full cycle and am still dealing with the same issue. There is a fine yellow brown dust coating...
  3. T

    Desperate Algae Defeat

    First year pool owner. I’ve been following the pool stores directions on how to care for my pool. The pool store is also the same company that put the pool in for full disclosure. My pool is now completely green. They keep selling me I’ll decide to pour into it and telling me to turn my...
  4. S

    Algae prevention

    So, back in July I went through a algae problem which I was able to successfully overcome through SLAM. However, since then, I feel like it comes back so easily even though I have been making sure to keep the chlorine over the recommended levels for my CYA and I feel like I am constantly running...
  5. D

    SLAMmed with 8% liquid bleach - CYA through roof?

    What? I started my SLAM at 40 CYA, using liquid chlorine, 8.25% Sodium Hypochlorite. I just finished my slam, checking my levels and they are: FC: 13.5 CC: 0 CYA: 100 Where did this CYA come from???
  6. B

    Robot during SLAM

    There's been a bit of a heat wave in southern Ontario and my pool got away from me. Noticed some green sediment on the bottom. About to start a slam, but the dolphin has been sitting in there for a couple days. I see lots of threads about whether it's helpful to run the robot, but that not my...
  7. D

    Pool FF 0.4. SLAM?

    Hi! Do I need to slam? My pool data is: FC: 0.4 CC: 0.2 pH: 8 TA: 110 CYA: 50 Thanks!
  8. R

    Questionable CYA/Slamming/Swimming

    Hey all I have a "what if" scenario.. If you are not entirely sure what the cya level is..in my example Im pretty sure I can't see dot at 40ppm cya so I rounded up to 50 cya...I am slamming at 20ppm chlorine. Now say it really is 40ppm cya and I'm calling it at 50..is it safe for my family to...
  9. D

    Help with SLAM - water clarity after algae

    First time pool owner. I forgot to add chlorine to pool going away for a long weekend, and came back to a green pool. That Tuesday I followed the advice on the taylor kit booklet table in the back and added 4 gallons of chlorine to add 30 ppm. Killed the algae overnight since the pool was blue...
  10. goodyFH

    Cloudy pool, help!!!

    Backstory: Bought house with pool in January. Got it going good with yalls advise. I bought a stenner pump and a drum of chlorine. its been going good. I go on vacation last week, i thought i had plenty chlorine in the stenner but i was wrong. Got home saturday to a very green pool. I poured a...
  11. A

    Mustard Algae

    I’ve been SLAM’ing for close to a week - my second time doing so because I think I jumped the gun a day or two early last time I believe. I have passed the OCLT three mornings in a row. CC is virtually zero. But there is still a small amount of mustard algae every 12 hours or so, when I vacuum...
  12. A

    Do I need to slam?

    Latest test results: Calcium - 450 TA - 90 CYA - 70 pH - above 8.2 Salt - 3200 FC - 1.5 CC - .5 TC - 2 We have been getting a few monsoon storms lately in AZ. Last week I had to drain some water out. The water level was just under the concrete walkway. FC is really low, that's why I'm thinking...
  13. A

    How to figure out whether/how to do a water exchange?

    I am taking over a pool on a new house that I just bought. Still waiting for my test kit to see just what the water looks like from the items I can test, but regardless of what I get from the test I've been mulling over doing a water exchange just so I can start with a clean-ish slate. My pool...
  14. P

    1st SLAM! Hard time reading FC results

    I am in my 1st SLAM and am having a hard time testing FC due to my Taylor kit only reading up to 10ppm. I have tried to half the test but don't feel I am getting a good read. Do you all have any suggestions of tests that read higher FC? I am supposed to be staying at 24ppm and can not verify...
  15. mystie3k

    How accurate is Leslie's?

    I am in the process of SLAMing my pool, using the TF-100 test kit. I brought my water sample into Leslies to compare my results. I was surprised how different my measures were than Leslie's - and I'm wondering folk's opinion of the accuracy of Leslie's testing? Should I use Leslie's results...
  16. S

    Near passing OCLT then huge drop

    Hello again, This last weekend I changed the sand in my filter, retightened all the connections, and drained and replaced more than half the water (removing algae and higher copper levels from previous system). I tested the water Saturday afternoon and continued with SLAM. FC 8 CC .5 PH 7.2...
  17. C

    SLAM and chlorine tablets?

    Hello- I just discovered the TFP website a few days ago and got right to work. We put in our first pool last year and spent too much time and money at the pool store only to continue to always have problems so I am excited to get on board with TFP! My question is: we are currently SLAMming due...
  18. W

    Cloudy water

    New here. This is our fourth year with the pool, but this has been the most challenging year ever to get it clean and clear. We don't know what the heck is going on. I think we got behind on chlorine and are playing catch up. The pool has been cloudy with some green tint since opening it...
  19. P

    2nd time SLAM - help me do better this time!

    Hi all, Thanks to TFP, our pool opening went better than ever (although, I SLAMmed a smidge/alot too long). My FC level has been 0 the past couple of days, but the pool is clear, so I am SLAMming again. Help me get this right! Here are the starting numbers on 6/11: FC=0 TA=160 pH=8.2 CH=200...
  20. L

    SLAM-ing - Marathon or Sprint - Overnight FC Loss

    I've been sitting in the back pew of the Church of TFP for a few years and just moved down to the front pew. Now, I want to make sure I'm singing out of the correct hymn book. (Eye rolls are OK from anyone not from Texas or the South :)) Background: A few weeks ago, my pool was Army green --...
  21. T

    Same green start to season

    Hi all! Uncovered my pool I. May and it was almost clear but lots of leaves at the bottom. Winter cover had a rip in it. Filled to skimmer level and began to filter. Life got in the way and a week without attending to pool equals a greenish brown mess. There are so many little seeds, tree...
  22. Tinkertoy721

    High CYA, drained, now what?

    My husband and I bought our home last spring and it came with a pool that hadnt been opened in a year. The cover was ripped and the water was basically black. We removed the cover last summer because it was just shedding into the pool. We weren't living in the house yet so we couldn't devote...
  23. H

    Mustard algae treatment with higher CYA (75)

    Hello all. So my pool developed mustard algae, I think after the chlorine level decreased when I left town and with the heat and water evaporation, the water level went below the skimmer and warped some of the pipes, making the pump lose prime and stop working. The mustard algae, which I had...
  24. M

    Possible mustard algae will not go away

    We are shocking using the slam method for mustard algae and we are not making progress after about 32 hours. Chlorine just dropped in the few hours we were at a baseball game after holding for most the day. I’m even using a bit higher amount of chlorine to try to beat it. Our alkalinity will...
  25. Oregonpool214

    If my CYA dropped mid-slam, do I have a new SLAM CHLORINE GOAL?

    The saga continues ..... I‘m a few days into a SLAM from a tadpole oasis to (hopefully) a human oasis, and was seeing cya in the 50-60s. I finally got up to FC of 24 or so last night, but today, midday, had a cya level of ~20-30. Did some reading here and saw that sometimes cya can drop when...
  26. Oregonpool214

    Have I set myself up for failure, and how much chlorine have I wasted?

    Hello all. I'm feeling a little sheepish tonight as I've spent the last 4 or 5 days trying to clean up my swamp, and overlooked my CYA to chlorine SLAM value, so have (I think) been chronically UNDER chlorinating during my SLAM. But, I'm also running into some results I don't quite understand...
  27. K

    Is this Black Algae?

    This is my first post, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this community. We had some algae and started a slam. Usually, the slam clears everything up, but there are some stubborn black stains. I think it might be black algae and have been brushing it a few times a day with a steel brush...
  28. S

    pH Levels and CYA prior to SLAM

    New user and first time pool owner here, sorry if this is the wrong place to post! We opened a pool a bit late and the pool was pretty green. I'm assuming FC level to be 0 due to the algae. I bought the tf100 test kit and we tested TA, CYA and pH last night. Vinyl pool, ~32K gallons TA 160...
  29. E

    Day3 of SLAM - Question?

    Hi Everyone, I opened my pool last week and got almost all of the visible organics out. I’m on Day 3 of the SLAM. My CYA was high 70, so I needed to get FC up to 28 according to the chart. I’m almost there - FC dropped a little bit after the first day, and I added some additional chlorine...
  30. dclynds

    48 hrs into SLAM and the yellow in my plaster isn't disappearing

    Hi all. I started a SLAM 48+ hours ago because I noticed what I thought was yellow colored algae in various spots around the pool. It doesn't seem to be disappearing and I can't rub it away with my finger with vigorous scrubbing so could these spots be some sort of stain in the plaster? And if...