Clear Water but Still Failing OCLT During SLAM

Mdragger88

Bronze Supporter
Jun 1, 2018
2,974
Hernando, Ms
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Better safe than sorry. I’d rather have 1 extra day of slam than quit early & have to start all over again in a couple weeks.
 
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NowintersinAZ

Well-known member
Oct 18, 2020
177
Mesa, AZ
Pool Size
7560
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Curious to the condition of the pool and your luck.
 

wjmano

Gold Supporter
May 19, 2021
53
Wildwood, FL
Everything turned out great! No more constant chlorine loss and water is crystal clear. The SLAM definitely worked, just never thought it would take 6 days since my water seemed to be pretty good. I just never realized how much clearer it could be. Glad I fired my pool guy…its just tough for them when they only stop by once a week and do a quick test with strips.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
43,985
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I believe many new members do not realize when we say clear water, it is really clear water. Once you get used to TFPC, to be brutally honest, you will KNOW if there is an issue with your water by looking at it. Testing just confirms it.
 

jrh590

Active member
May 3, 2021
41
SC
Pool Size
12500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I passed my OCLT last night! My FC was only down 1.0, versus my usual 2.5-3.0.

A big "Thank You" for everyone's help!

I'll now let my FC drift downward and add CYA to get it up from the current 40 ppm. Will also plan to take a closer look at my main drain and try Kato's idea, just in case that was part of my problem -- sounds like fun.

And will likely run another OCLT tonight...although I hate the possibility of failing it.
congrats on the hard work and outcome!
 
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revitup

Gold Supporter
Bronze Supporter
Nov 30, 2019
633
Pawleys Island, SC
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
It’s always suggested to continue the slam another day just for insurance. Don’t want to chance ending too soon and having to start over.
 
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