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    Wink I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    I have been so worried about getting the swamp monster out of the pool, I obsessed over the video and tutorial about SLAMing the pool. I am almost to the point of just getting to the maintaining part that I've forgotten what all the normal numbers should be. (To be honest, I took over the pool stuff from hubby, he usually does it so I barely knew it from last year)

    Can you please help a noob.

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    C,

    Here are a couple of charts that you can find in the Pool School link at the top if this page...

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...mmended-levels

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...art-slam-shock

    Thanks,

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Cliptx, since you don't have a signature line telling us about your pool I can't be more specific but this is the basic plan:

    Pool School - Recommended Levels
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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Thanks for the info. I added a signature. Not sure if you need more info on the sig. line. Thank you again for the help.
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Yeah, it actually does help. Now we know its vinyl which has different requirements on some things than plaster.....etc. Thanks for adding that siggy line

    The link provided above should help.

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    Rain, Now what??

    We have a crazy thunderstorm today. I ran out and checked the FC and CC and the filter is still running but I can't clean it.(Well I could but holding a metal pole in a thunderstorm reaalllllly doesn't seem like a bright idea LOL)

    So what do I do now?

    I am guessing that messed everything up, I did clean out the strainer on the pool filled with more algae causing debris.

    Last night
    FC 16
    CC 1

    This morning(Not sure when the rain started)
    FC13
    CC1
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: Rain, Now what??

    I guess you are in the middle of a SLAM? It takes a whole, whole lot of rain to change the pool chems much. If you are, keep doing what ypu need too when it is safe. If you have a SLAM thread going, post this up in there as well.
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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Please keep all your posts under this threaqd so we can follow your whole story.
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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Will do, thanks.
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Tonights levels
    FC 16 (Previous check was around 4 and it was at 13.5)
    CC .5
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Cliptx, I think I have missed which test kit you are using?

    Can you provide these results? The most important now are the CYA, FC, pH to a SLAM, but if you have the CH and TA that would be helpful too. Thanks.
    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Last FC test was at 6pm it was 14, used the calculator(pool math) to get it back to 16.

    It is 8pm and my tests are as follows.
    FC16
    CC1
    PH 7,4
    TA is 120
    CH 100
    CYA is under 30 (I started it at 40, I checked last week it was at 35)
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Ok... CC of 1 tells us something is still in there chewing up your chlorine. So you're not quite ready to end a SLAM yet. Remeber the 3 parameters for ending a SLAM:

    1) Water is clear
    2) CC is <0.5
    3) You pass the OCLT with no more than a drop of 1ppm of FC.

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Thank you so much. I just saw the bottom of my pool today. I am not gonna lie, I got excited. lol

    Should I be worried about my CYA being under 30?
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    LOL, excited is good! That's the stuff that keeps your momentum up.

    The test isn't easy to read under 30, so use PoolMath to take it up to 40ppm of CYA. You're in hot, sunny Texas and can use it. Do you have some stabilizer at the house? It shouldn't take too much.

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Yes, will take care of it today.
    This morning testing
    FC 15.5
    CC.5
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    We currently have hail and thunderstorms.
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    So I was able to do a night testing. It was 15 CC was .5
    This morning the reading was odd. FC was 12 and CC 0

    We had a crazy amount of rain last night, our pool over flowed. So I am assuming that everything is off. I looked in the pool(Yippee, I am able to see the bottom pretty clearly) and I didn't see much debris.
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    If any debris is there the FC is trying to oxidize it so will use up a skosh more than you were expecting. Get it out and see where you stand.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Re: I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

    Thank you, will do.
    I have a 24ft round pool. 52in deep. 14k gallons. It has a sand filter. It is a chlorine pool that we got March, 2016. Above ground!

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