Algea bloom? Initial pool setup help

chi-chi

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Jun 21, 2019
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Thanks everyone I am finally at SLAM levels (16.2 FC to be exact)! I took a dip and noticed it had quite a bit of sand on the bottom so I vacuumed what I could and also any dirt that I saw but I wasn't able to get up all of the sand.. I am running my pump on filter/FP with the robot vacuum running. Hopefully it will get most of the sand up. Any advice on this issue or on my next steps would be appreciated.
 

jseyfert3

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Is your CC 0.5 or less? You already said your water was clear. If so I’d run an OCLT tonight. If all looks good your SLAM would be finished.

 
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chi-chi

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Jun 21, 2019
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Ashburn, VA
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8403
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Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Is your CC 0.5 or less? You already said your water was clear. If so I’d run an OCLT tonight. If all looks good your SLAM would be finished.

My CC was at 2 from my last test and the FC was still low asking for 27 oz of bleach/chlorine pee pool math. My CYA was still at 35. I have now set up my sandfilters (I am running 2 at a time) for 6 hours each at the same time at night. I have set my Saltwater chlorinator to run for 5 hours of the 6. Hopefully this is right as my water looks clean and clear and is kept covered with a solar blanket and I'll use my robot vacuum several times a week.
 

AK-

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My CC was at 2 from my last test and the FC was still low asking for 27 oz of bleach/chlorine pee pool math. My CYA was still at 35. I have now set up my sandfilters (I am running 2 at a time) for 6 hours each at the same time at night. I have set my Saltwater chlorinator to run for 5 hours of the 6. Hopefully this is right as my water looks clean and clear and is kept covered with a solar blanket and I'll use my robot vacuum several times a week.
The solar blanket is great for heating and preserving FC. Unfortunately it also helps to preserve CC. You might want to keep your cover off for at least couple hours of sunlight.
 
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