Help with Saltwater slam

Imracerx

Well-known member
Jul 22, 2015
64
Poway, CA
#1
Hello,

I need a little help on a slam for Saltwater. I have experience with a chlorine slam but not with a SWG. Much help is appreciated.

Thank you,

Current levels:
TC 4.5
CC 0
CH 550
TA 114
PH 7.8
CYA 60
Salt 3000
 

Donldson

TFP Expert
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In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
3,289
NW Ohio
#2
Step 1: Turn off SWG

Step 2: SLAM as normal

After you complete the SLAM and your FC level returns to normal you can fire up the SWG and continue as normal. Since you are adding chlorine manually anyway no reason to leave it on, might as well save on the wear and tear.
 

AimeeH

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TFP Guide
Apr 2, 2012
1,998
Columbia SC
#4
Should I use bleach or liquid chlorine? Doesn't liquid chlorine add to the salt level? Also, should I increase my CYA to 70 or 80?

Thanks,
I wouldn't increase CYA until post SLAM as increasing CYA raises initial chlorine demand.

Bleach is liquid chlorine but just likely a different percentage than the pool store liquid. The additional salt is extremely minimal.
 

tim5055

Mod Squad
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May 11, 2014
10,094
Franklin, NC
#6
Should I use bleach or liquid chlorine? Doesn't liquid chlorine add to the salt level?
Bleach and liquid chlorine are the same product, just in different concentrations.

"Bleach" is the household term for chlorine concentrations from 3 - 8.25%

"liquid chlorine" is the industrial (& pool industry) term for concentrations above that, most commonly 10 & 12.5%. You will often see it labeled as "liquid shock".

This is part of the pool industry art of confusion & deception. They say you can't use "bleach" in your pool because of the added salt and "dissolved solids" it add. But, use this liquid shock, it works great.