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    During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Day 2 of slam, pool turned blue, can not even see bottom(6 foot)

    day 5 clarity improve a little,

    also akalinity test, turned from green to yellow, not red?

    I have read and have been following slam procedures,

    i will will have results of the overnight loss to in morning


    i did put an Algecide in, before I read the part not to, and it looks like that blue.

    Fc 36
    ph 7.2
    cc .5
    CYA 85.
    TA turned yellow at 10

    mind you, 7 days ago the pool looked great other than what looked like dirt on bottom, had my son vacuum it and pooled turned green.

    I have been following pinch a penny's guidelines for FC, however it is way off once you throw the CYA number in there. I still don't understand how a professional selling company would allow this? ( they say to maintain 2-4 FC), requardless of CYA.

    I also have a ozone and UV light. (Read up on that also, sigh)
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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Oh no! You have been "Pool $tored" as have so many of us and others. That is before we found TFP!

    You are making progress. You should take a picture a day as you eyes cannot see the day to day change in the water. Make sure to brush each day, keep the pump running 24/7, and Maintain the FC at SLAM level for your CYA.

    Step by step, day by day it will clear up!

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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Don't bother testing anything other than FC during a SLAM procedure. The pH for example will read falsely high (usually) if the FC is over 10ppm.

    Based on your odd TA number I'm concerned that your pH is actually quite low? If your FC ever goes down to 10ppm or less or you interrupt your SLAM, please retest everything and come back to us with results. Don't make any changes though. Let us guide you.

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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Thanks KIm and Yip

    i was was worried about this copper staining, since i introduces copper algaecide, so I have been putting some acid to make sure ph stays low.

    ok, so this color shift is normal?

    all I researched goes green-cloudy- , no blue

    by the way, I catch my German Sheppard going on the beach shelf, should this be a concern during this SLAM?
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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    There are stages to the SLAM...........I will show you THE SLAM that shows all of the colors:

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    Post 42 has THE pictures!

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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Thanks for link Kim, that is reAsurring.

    had a 2 TC drop, so I guess battle on

    question? Does my UV light effect the TC like the sun does?
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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Yes, you should not have it on and in fact, since your pool is outdoors it serves no good purpose.
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    Re: During slam, is green to blue(solid)normal?

    Also your TA turned yellow because of the Chlorine In the sample. The neutralizer R0007 will take care of that when your FC is closer to normal range. As long as your pH is ok now, just worry about the SLAM FC level for the time being.
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