Help a rookie

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
Oh good! I just checked again and FC is now 12.5, CC = 2 ... Water definitely improving slowly. Off to buy more CYA to add (y)
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
So I tested just after sundown about an hour ago... FC now 10.5 and CC is 1.5. So moving in the right direction?? I don’t need to worry about getting up early to test because my CC is >0.5 right?? Thank you!
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
Ok thank you! So this morning I tested and FC = 10, CC = 1. I retested CYA and that is 50. Pool math is saying my target FC should be 20. Is this correct?
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
I added 2 gallons at 7am and checked now and FC = 15, CC= 1.5... So do I add to get to 20? That seems so high but I've never done this before. Also: Can you help me understand "chemically" how the CC has increased? I would think it would keep going down...?
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
So my FC at 4pm yesterday was 16 and this morning at 6:45 it was 15.5 So that would pass the overnight test even though I did the first check when the sun was very much still up! The pool looks clear but CC were still 1 this morning. Thoughts? I'm still SLAMing until CC=0.5 or less correct? Thank you!!
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
Me again! Sooooooo I realized yesterday that I had my SWG going and generating chlorine and I read that I was supposed to have it off during SLAM. I shut it off midday yesterday. So now I'm very confused about what is going on and how much longer I'll need to be doing this with my filter running 24/7 - stressful and I'm feeling like I'm doing something wrong?? Maybe I should be adding more chlorine than I am? I have my target set for CYA 40 which is what I determined when I ran the test a second and third time but maybe that very very faint dot at 50 doesn't count and I should've set it for CYA 50??

My recent numbers.

Yesterday 3PM
FC= 16.5, CC=1

7:50PM
FC=14.5, CC =1

Today 7:50AM
FC=13.5, CC=1

I've added the bleach recommended dosage at 7:50 last night and today, I've had my autocover on overnight and maybe half of yesterday just FYI not sure if that matters.
Is it normal for it to be taking so long for SLAMing ? Did my SWG mask things so I thought I was better off than I am? If this is basically normal that's fine with me...just need reassurance. So I started saturday a.m. now beginning day 4.

THANKs for any guidance!
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
Checked again and FC=15, CC=1. Took the cover off. I think I need to take the light covers off and clean them (I see green inside?) but I've never done that and don't know how. Going to read about that.
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
I was doing good yesterday but then had family emergency yesterday afternoon and couldn’t deal with pool. FC down to 12 this morning - my target is 16. I just keep at it right? Thanks
 

spequigney

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May 20, 2020
13
Ellicott City, MD
I'm no pro by a longshot but when starting off with my Taylor kit I had to pay attention as to where the decimal points go. Using FAS-DPD each drop of R-0871 is multiplied by 0.5 (10ml) or 0.2 (25ml). I recall seeing that anything over 0.5ppm CC is a problem. Might Ses76 have been transposing and his CC is actually 0.35ppm? 3.5ppm would be either 7 or 17.5 drops, seems high. I know he has the TF-100 kit, I have K-2006 in case that makes a difference. If 3.5ppm CC is a possibility I am glad to know it.
 

Ses76

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Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
I’m not sure how badly my not adding chlorine on the 26th night was but I’m guessing I’ve totally messed this SLAM-ing business up! Allen, if you’re still following I could use the advice. Here are my numbers. My target FC is 16

5/26 3:52PM
FC=18.5
CC=1

5/27 8AM
FC=12
CC=1

5/27 2:15PM
FC= 13.5
CC=1

5/27 8:05PM
FC=16.5
CC=1

Today 5/28 6:15AM
FC=10
CC=1

Each of the above we add to target 16. I couldnt check and add as much yesterday as I wanted due to the medical situation. Today I’ll be able to. Should I have added last night even though I was at my target?? Any idea about what’s happening or do I just need to keep at it? I’ve had the auto cover off since 5/26.
 

Ses76

Well-known member
Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
I’m not sure how badly my not adding chlorine on the 26th night was but I’m guessing I’ve totally messed this SLAM-ing business up! Allen, if you’re still following I could use the advice. Here are my numbers. My target FC is 16

5/26 3:52PM
FC=18.5
CC=1

5/27 8AM
FC=12
CC=1

5/27 2:15PM
FC= 13.5
CC=1

5/27 8:05PM
FC=16.5
CC=1

Today 5/28 6:15AM
FC=10
CC=1

Each of the above we add to target 16. I couldnt check and add as much yesterday as I wanted due to the medical situation. Today I’ll be able to. Should I have added last night even though I was at my target?? Any idea about what’s happening or do I just need to keep at it? I’ve had the auto cover off since 5/26.
 

Ses76

Well-known member
Jul 13, 2017
59
MA
When did you last check your CYA level?

Last CYA post I see is for CYA 50 on Sunday. Your SLAM FC level is 20 for CYA 50.
Hi and thank you! Did you see my post from Tuesday? I double checked CYA twice on Tuesday and got 40. When at 50 I could still see the dot but barely. Should I maybe just start slamming for 20? Thank you!
 
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