High FC and SLAM question

mariane

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2012
586
Southeast Michigan
Our pool is in the middle of a SLAM and I was wondering: Is there any need to check CC since the pool is obviously cloudy with clumps of dead algae and leaf debris on the bottom? I figure, since the water is cloudy and algae is still present, I won't test for CC until I "think" its clear.
Wondering what you think. Thanks
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
I would suggest not abandoning CC testing entirely. Maybe in the beginning, somewhere in the middle and then towards the end when you're ready to check if your SLAM should end. It can sometimes be an important indicator when your water clears up but you're still experiencing an elevated FC loss, eg, a very dirty filter can keep a pool nice and clear but generate plenty of CCs. The R-0003 reagents are cheap and stable and, assuming your CC's are low (like below 2), then the number of drops of R-0871 are minimal.
 

mariane

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2012
586
Southeast Michigan
I would suggest not abandoning CC testing entirely. Maybe in the beginning, somewhere in the middle and then towards the end when you're ready to check if your SLAM should end. It can sometimes be an important indicator when your water clears up but you're still experiencing an elevated FC loss, eg, a very dirty filter can keep a pool nice and clear but generate plenty of CCs. The R-0003 reagents are cheap and stable and, assuming your CC's are low (like below 2), then the number of drops of R-0871 are minimal.
:) I agree with that too. I was just thinking no need to do it every single time I check FC levels when the SLAM obviously needs to continure. Thanks JoyfulNoise!
 
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