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Thread: Opening questions

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    Manteo north carolina

    Opening questions

    I am getting ready to open my pool. Starting the slam process. What should I have my cya at when starting a slam? Do I need to work on ph and alkalinity before I start or is that something I can do while slamming. Do I need to add salt? Thanks for the help
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    Re: Opening questions

    All of those great questions and more are answered right here in this link, SLAM.
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    Re: Opening questions

    CYA needs to be between 30-50 for outdoor pools.

    Here's some resources:

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry (Great resource to keep everything in check).
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    Hope these help.
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Opening questions

    No, you don't need to add salt, because we suggest not using the SWG during a slam. Yes, adjust the pH down to 7.2 before you start. Follow the procedure, but ask us questions if they arise. Someone will be here to help.
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