In SLAM process

Tracey R

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Jun 14, 2019
132
Boerne TX
As of 10:15am
FC 16.5
CC 0
PH 7.8
TA 280
CYA 35

I may be able to do 2 more FC tests today but I will be sparing until I receive the other powder.
 

daleyfolk

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Jul 2, 2014
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Boise,Idaho
About the cloudiness—something I would try is turning off the pump. Maybe the debris will settle on the bottom and then you can vacuum to waste. This worked for me when I had problems my first year of struggling with my pool. My sand filter just wasn’t doing a good job. It kept letting particles though and back out into the pool.
 

Tracey R

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Jun 14, 2019
132
Boerne TX
About the cloudiness—something I would try is turning off the pump. Maybe the debris will settle on the bottom and then you can vacuum to waste. This worked for me when I had problems my first year of struggling with my pool. My sand filter just wasn’t doing a good job. It kept letting particles though and back out into the pool.
Is there something like floc we at TFP use? With this SLAM process taking so long and being SOOOO involved for me, I'd hate to turn off the pool and get issues kicked up again.
 

gonfishin

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Jun 13, 2017
257
Rochester, MN
If I were doing it, I’d do it on a day when I could add in the morning and check the pump hourly or so in the event pressure rises more than 25% after adding the DE. Maybe someone who has done this will chime in or you could start a new thread to attract the attention of an expert.
 
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Tracey R

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Jun 14, 2019
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Boerne TX
If I were doing it, I’d do it on a day when I could add in the morning and check the pump hourly or so in the event pressure rises more than 25% after adding the DE. Maybe someone who has done this will chime in or you could start a new thread to attract the attention of an expert.
Thank you!! I will start a new thread and see what a monster this would be before starting it. I appreciate the advice
 

duraleigh

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Folks need to see your "whole story" when offering advice. If you start new thread(s), folks will seldom take the time to search back and try to find out what you are talking about........they will simply skip over your new thread and go to someone else's that is easier to follow.
 
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Tracey R

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Jun 14, 2019
132
Boerne TX
I back washed it this morning. First time since switching out the sand on Sunday. The pressure gauge didn’t tell me I needed to but from the return and circulation in the pool, I need it to do it. Anyhow, the backwash spit out some sand (I assume) although I really couldn’t see it. The water was tan/sandy colored then turned to clear after a bit. Rinsed afterwards until the water turned clear.
 
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Fast7

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Aug 8, 2018
180
Plainfield, IL
Tracey, I noticed your logs are posting with time +5 hours into the future. Looks like you have wrong time set on whatever device you use for PoolMath app. You might want to fix that as it might be very misleading for someone trying to analyze your logs.
 

Tracey R

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Jun 14, 2019
132
Boerne TX
Tracey, I noticed your logs are posting with time +5 hours into the future. Looks like you have wrong time set on whatever device you use for PoolMath app. You might want to fix that as it might be very misleading for someone trying to analyze your logs.
IDK how that could be. I use my phone.
I noticed that recently also but have no idea how to fix it. Any suggestions?
 

Fast7

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Aug 8, 2018
180
Plainfield, IL
I'm not sure how app could do it by default but when you about to add log, in a top portion of that window there is date and time you can adjust.
It gets auto populated for me correctly, and I can adjusted manually but have no idea why it would do that for you automatically.
As a workaround, you can always go back to the log that was added and adjust time manually.
 

gonfishin

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Jun 13, 2017
257
Rochester, MN
Eventually there will be a fix. It could mess up other things for you to do this. Every log is this way, except for the lucky few in the UK when not on daylight savings.
 
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