Catch it early, SLAM can be fast...


Well-known member
Sep 15, 2018
Seminole, FL
There are lots of threads that say should I do a SLAM? Is it time for a SLAM?...

With longer, warmer days, from time to time I fail to appropriately adjust my SWG. Something will be a little off. Chlorine levels not quite what I want them to be, pool just a bit cloudier than ideal. By bringing the chlorine to SLAM level immediately, within a day or so everything is great again, we pass all the SLAM exit criteria, and all is good!

I just wanted to mention this, because there are many threads that might make folks think that a SLAM must be a long drawn out process. Catch it early, and your pool can be trouble free again sooner than you think!


Bronze Supporter
Dec 24, 2018
Columbus, OH
So true! Probably why I’ve never had to do a full-blown SLAM. Just a little “practice“ one after a heavy rain and high chlorine consumption from a bunch of junk getting into the pool. I call it preventative maintenance. ?