Tiziano

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Oct 30, 2021
30
Clearwater, Florida
SLAM done! It was my first time and I would say the main thing I learned is that it was much easier to keep the chlorine level a bit above the recommended so it never dropped below. Once I started doing that, I think I was done in two days versus the 5-6 before where I kept it right at recommended level and was constantly going below it between tests.

My big worry with doing a SLAM right after an AA treatment was that the iron would stain again. I went as high as 26-29 FC and didn't get staining. This was definitely due to the fact I stuffed my leaf catcher with Polyfil and to a more minor degree the CuLator.

Initially I didn't think the Polyfil was doing anything but over the two weeks I finished the AA treatment and did a SLAM, I would say the Polyfil is excellent at filtering iron and the CuLator seems cool but from a cost perspective is not worth it as Polyfil works better and is really cheap.

I only used 4oz of sequestrant early on in the process and then forgot about it altogether. I don't think that little made any difference in the process so would say it's not a necessary step. Or at least in my case.

Attaching some pics of the Polyfil, CuLator and pool when I finished.

Crystal clear and blue :love:
 

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Rob_LI

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Jul 11, 2019
13
Suffolk Long Island (NY)
SLAM done! It was my first time and I would say the main thing I learned is that it was much easier to keep the chlorine level a bit above the recommended so it never dropped below. Once I started doing that, I think I was done in two days versus the 5-6 before where I kept it right at recommended level and was constantly going below it between tests.

My big worry with doing a SLAM right after an AA treatment was that the iron would stain again. I went as high as 26-29 FC and didn't get staining. This was definitely due to the fact I stuffed my leaf catcher with Polyfil and to a more minor degree the CuLator.

Initially I didn't think the Polyfil was doing anything but over the two weeks I finished the AA treatment and did a SLAM, I would say the Polyfil is excellent at filtering iron and the CuLator seems cool but from a cost perspective is not worth it as Polyfil works better and is really cheap.

I only used 4oz of sequestrant early on in the process and then forgot about it altogether. I don't think that little made any difference in the process so would say it's not a necessary step. Or at least in my case.

Attaching some pics of the Polyfil, CuLator and pool when I finished.

Crystal clear and blue :love:
Hi Tiziano - I'm about to start the AA treatment this summer and was interested in your process. I did it 2 years ago but after struggling to raise my FC back, along with re-staining (and the cost), I pretty much gave up on the process. But I think you're on to something here.. When I did it, I used Metal Magic to sequester the iron right after the AA. I think that was my problem; I never did get the iron out (even used a bunch of CuLators).

Based on your posts, it looks like you did the AA to lift the stains and basically get the iron moving around - but it wasn't until the SLAM that the iron was able to get caught in the polyfil. Is that accurate? If so, I think I'm going to give this another shot as I cannot stand looking at the stains on my liner.