After SLAM- Maintaining

Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
125
Marietta/ga
Currently performing SLAM to get rid of algae bloom... Prior owners left Cal-hypo but I finally used that all up... Investing in 10% bleach (HDX brand from Home depot) to finish up and maintain.

This is my question: Once the SLAM is complete and I pass all the criteria, do i continue to add bleach daily or can I rely just on my SWG to maintain the proper FC level? Really don't want algae creeping up again!
 

Mr Bruce

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Mar 24, 2014
2,444
Greenville, SC
You want to test your water regularly to confirm but if the SWCG is sized properly for your pool and is set for a % and run time that makes sense, as long as it's not failing it should keep your chlorine up. I personally haven't manually added chlorine for a couple months now.
 
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Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
125
Marietta/ga
Coming back to make sure Im on the right track and doing this SLAM correctly... I though i was sharing my pool logs, but not exactly sure how to do that... Numbers below (CYA 70)

6/28 1:31 PM - FC 22.0
Added 177 oz. of 10% LC

6/28 8:34 PM - FC 25
Added 88 oz. of 10% LC

6/29 10:15 AM - FC 22.5
Added 162 oz. of 10% LC

6/29 1:03 PM - FC 28.5

6/29 3:04 PM - FC 29.5

6/20 5:18 PM - FC 25
Added 88 oz. of 10 % LC

How long do I have to stay at SLAM numbers? I reached it twice today then it started dropping and I added more LC to bring it back up... Water is all clear now...
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Read the SLAM Process. The three criteria for a successful SLAM are described.

In your Poolmath app, touch the Gear in the upper right corner. Go to Sharing. Select Link from Troublefreepool.com user profile.
 

Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
125
Marietta/ga
Read the SLAM Process. The three criteria for a successful SLAM are described.

In your Poolmath app, touch the Gear in the upper right corner. Go to Sharing. Select Link from Troublefreepool.com user profile.

Yes, I understand the criteria... My question is how long do i need to keep the FC at SLAM level? Does it have to stay at or above 28 until I pass the OCLT and the pool is clear? Meaning- i can't let it drop below SLAM FC?
Reference my FC numbers above...
 

Ribbod

Well-known member
May 30, 2018
125
Marietta/ga
latest number: 06/29 6:53 PM - 29.5 FC

This is the 3rd time FC is over SLAM level today.. If OCLT passes tonight and pool is still clear, am I good to let FC drop tomorrow?