After two weeks of SLAMing pool I'm frustrated and disheartened, am I on the right path?

duraleigh

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You are side tracked chasing that tiny bit of algae behind the light. There is no way that can account for the FC loss you report.

I have no idea how your FC consumption could have been at that level but I suggest you go forward and forget about the past.

Finish the SLAM now (do an OCLT each night). You should be VERY close to completion.
 

paulgyro

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Thanks for your honest feed back Dave. I thought my chlorine use was insane as well and my pocket book confirms this. I'll continue the SLAM though this week as the consumption has leveled off (adding cups of chlorine not gallons. woot woot!). FYI the pool passed the OCLT but CC is still 1.
 

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I haven't looked back up into the thread but you do not have a cover on that pool, do you? That would account for the cc's.
 

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The CC of 1 ppm is a little puzzling......hoping it would be .5 ppm by now but keep in mind CC's are transient and can temporarily test 1 ppm (or a little higher) in a perfectly clear pool.

So, I would suggest this.......
You have two legs of the 3 criteria done (clear water and OCLT success) so the only thing you lack is an apparently stubborn CC test.

I would stop the SLAM, let the FC come on down to maintenance level, but I would continue the FAS/DPD chlorine test DAILY to keep monitoring the CC's. If they stay at 1 or higher steadily for the next few days, post back.

My guess is they will go back to .5 or 0 ppm in the next 24-48 hours.
 

paulgyro

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The CC of 1 ppm is a little puzzling......hoping it would be .5 ppm by now but keep in mind CC's are transient and can temporarily test 1 ppm (or a little higher) in a perfectly clear pool.

So, I would suggest this.......
You have two legs of the 3 criteria done (clear water and OCLT success) so the only thing you lack is an apparently stubborn CC test.

I would stop the SLAM, let the FC come on down to maintenance level, but I would continue the FAS/DPD chlorine test DAILY to keep monitoring the CC's. If they stay at 1 or higher steadily for the next few days, post back.

My guess is they will go back to .5 or 0 ppm in the next 24-48 hours.
Note on the CC, it has been 0.5 three times, 1.5 twice, 1 four times (I wasn't always testing for it) during the SLAM but the 0.5s were when I was fighting to get the FC up to SLAM levels.

I'll continue the SLAM through today and take a final OCLT tomorrow and they do as you suggest.

Thanks!
Paul