First SLAM

yellowpaper

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Moved from here.

I have spent hours and hours reading and learning. This is my first post, I’m on day 5 of trying to pass the last remaining step of the OCLT.

My CYA is 30 with a SLAM FC level of 12. I have been running closer to 15-17 SLAM FC level for several days and have consistently been dropping overnight around 3ppm to 12-13 FC.

I just wanted to say thank you for this information!! I’m very hopeful I will pass the OCLT tonight and will complete my first SLAM.
 

yellowpaper

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Aug 23, 2021
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Chlorine
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Welcome to the forum!
No need to raise your FC above SLAM level.
What test kit are you using?

I suggest you read through Pool School - Trouble Free Pool and even look at a few of our videos TFP-TV - Trouble Free Pool

Thank you! I just setup my signature, so hopefully that will help fill in some blanks with future posts.

I opened my pool to a swamp 8 days ago. Started my first SLAM last Thursday. So I’m completing day 5 now. And I am trying to pass the OCLT for the 3rd night.

I’m using the Taylor K-2006 C. I just tested FC and read 11.5. Am really hoping to wake up and see 10.5 - 11.5 so I can pass the OCLT!
 

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Wow. That's quite the green soup. Huge difference in what you've done so far. :goodjob: This next question should not have any effect on your progression thus far, but based on the pre-SLAM pic I have to ask ...... any history of copper used in the water or are you on a well? Hang in there and keep on SLAM'n.

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yellowpaper

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Haha! I am trying to hang in there on this SLAM. Yes, absolutely I have used the ‘blue’ and ‘green’ products in the past. And no, we are not on well water.

Is there anything I should check further or do differently?
 

yellowpaper

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Aug 23, 2021
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East Texas
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15000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I officially completed my first SLAM! I passed the OCLT last night. Very thankful for this forum and its contributors. The library of content is insane.

Now I’m working on raising CYA from 30 to 40-50 via pucks in the chlorinator.
 
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