I have been so obsessed with SLAM, I have forgotten everything else.

cliptx

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Mar 11, 2017
52
SE. TX
#1
I have been so worried about getting the swamp monster out of the pool, I obsessed over the video and tutorial about SLAMing the pool. I am almost to the point of just getting to the maintaining part that I've forgotten what all the normal numbers should be. (To be honest, I took over the pool stuff from hubby, he usually does it so I barely knew it from last year)

Can you please help a noob. :)
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
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Yeah, it actually does help. Now we know its vinyl which has different requirements on some things than plaster.....etc. Thanks for adding that siggy line

The link provided above should help.

Yip :flower:
 
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cliptx

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Mar 11, 2017
52
SE. TX
#6
Rain, Now what??

We have a crazy thunderstorm today. I ran out and checked the FC and CC and the filter is still running but I can't clean it.(Well I could but holding a metal pole in a thunderstorm reaalllllly doesn't seem like a bright idea LOL)

So what do I do now?

I am guessing that messed everything up, I did clean out the strainer on the pool filled with more algae causing debris.

Last night
FC 16
CC 1

This morning(Not sure when the rain started)
FC13
CC1
 

Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
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Midland TX
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Re: Rain, Now what??

I guess you are in the middle of a SLAM? It takes a whole, whole lot of rain to change the pool chems much. If you are, keep doing what ypu need too when it is safe. If you have a SLAM thread going, post this up in there as well.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Cliptx, I think I have missed which test kit you are using?

Can you provide these results? The most important now are the CYA, FC, pH to a SLAM, but if you have the CH and TA that would be helpful too. Thanks.
FC
CC
pH
TA
CH
CYA

Yippee :flower:
 
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cliptx

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Mar 11, 2017
52
SE. TX
#12
Last FC test was at 6pm it was 14, used the calculator(pool math) to get it back to 16.

It is 8pm and my tests are as follows.
FC16
CC1
PH 7,4
TA is 120
CH 100
CYA is under 30 (I started it at 40, I checked last week it was at 35)
 

YippeeSkippy

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#13
Ok... CC of 1 tells us something is still in there chewing up your chlorine. So you're not quite ready to end a SLAM yet. Remeber the 3 parameters for ending a SLAM:

1) Water is clear
2) CC is <0.5
3) You pass the OCLT with no more than a drop of 1ppm of FC.

Yip :flower:
 
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cliptx

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Mar 11, 2017
52
SE. TX
#14
Thank you so much. I just saw the bottom of my pool today. I am not gonna lie, I got excited. lol :)

Should I be worried about my CYA being under 30?
 

YippeeSkippy

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#15
LOL, excited is good! That's the stuff that keeps your momentum up.

The test isn't easy to read under 30, so use PoolMath to take it up to 40ppm of CYA. You're in hot, sunny Texas and can use it. Do you have some stabilizer at the house? It shouldn't take too much.

Yip :flower:
 
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cliptx

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Mar 11, 2017
52
SE. TX
#18
So I was able to do a night testing. It was 15 CC was .5
This morning the reading was odd. FC was 12 and CC 0

We had a crazy amount of rain last night, our pool over flowed. So I am assuming that everything is off. I looked in the pool(Yippee, I am able to see the bottom pretty clearly) and I didn't see much debris.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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#19
If any debris is there the FC is trying to oxidize it so will use up a skosh more than you were expecting. Get it out and see where you stand.

Keep up the good work!

Yippee :flower: