First SLAM..help!!

mknauss

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Keep the SLAM level FC. If you pass a couple OCLT's and the cloudy water persists, there may be another step to try.
 

GMTK

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Stay the course. It took me over a week and I got frustrated as well; but it was worth it in the end. I was able to go all summer (knock on wood) without significant chemical issues.
 
Alright so since the last time I posted here I’ve passed the OCLT 4 days straight. Pool is getting clearer I’m starting to see more of the liner under the water line.
 

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mknauss

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Can you fill our your signature? Knowing what pool equipment you have is very helpful.
 

mknauss

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Great. Sand filter. Have you been doing the DE process?
 
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mknauss

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OK -- so you have a choice. TFP prefers to not recommend the use of pool products as they can be mis-used. Clarifiers is one of them. In your case, it might be applicable. It is imperative to be algae free when using it. Your 4 OCLT passes in a row provides that assurance.

If you decide to use one, get a quality one. SeaKlear Chitosan clarifier is one. Orenda makes one too. Do be prepared to deep clean your sand filter after using that product.
 
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Update. I can finally see the bottom! Still haven’t added a clarifier and I don’t think I will. If I’ve been at it this long there’s no point in trying to rush it especially since I’m not even getting in the pool and it’s just gonna get closed anyways. I’m in Illinois and it’s getting colder 🥶
 

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red-beard

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If you can see the bottom, and the FC is at SLAM level or lower, you can get in! You should get in, just to say you got it!
 
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red-beard

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As long as there is no ice, you can get in! ;)

When I was a lifeguard in College, the water in Upstate NY was generally around 60-65 F in the summer. And the water in the Atlantic off the coast guard beach in Cape Cod was usually 57 F in July!

OTOH, I generally prefer it about 86-88F. I'll get "in" above 70F. At the height of summer, my pool can go naturally to 92F.
 
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