Just started SLAM #3 this season...what am I doing wrong?

markayash

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you can super chlorine it... :) This works wonders.. Chapin 48 oz. Farm and Field Hand Sprayer-1003 - The Home Depot

Just fill with straight 10% or 12% liquid chlorine, pump it up to pressure and take in the pool, spray the entire area around and in the light or any surface you can not reach to brush....
Thats a good idea!! I poured 12% down the side of my pool around the light ( it has a small gap around it ) and the green algae on the bottom went away within a minute
 

cowboycasey

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not sure where that goes but it looks like a rest for the light.... you can leave the light out until your done slamming, just do not turn it on as it will overheat real fast....
 
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Jellwood

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Super chlorination complete. All I had was a spray bottle but I think (?) it worked or at least helped. So. Much. Algae! Between 4:30 and 8 pm today FC went from 16-12! Just added enough bleach to get back up to 16. SLAM day 6 tomorrow. So grateful to you, @cowboycasey @markayash and @Katodude for sticking with me through this!!! @Mike1162 the floater came today so I will toss in a couple of pucks tomorrow along with my liquid and see how it goes!!! (And will remove it for OCLT test hopefully tomorrow night)
 
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markayash

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Super chlorination complete. All I had was a spray bottle but I think (?) it worked or at least helped. So. Much. Algae! Between 4:30 and 8 pm today FC went from 16-12! Just added enough bleach to get back up to 16. SLAM day 6 tomorrow. So grateful to you, @cowboycasey @markayash and @Katodude for sticking with me through this!!! @Mike1162 the floater came today so I will toss in a couple of pucks tomorrow along with my liquid and see how it goes!!! (And will remove it for OCLT test hopefully tomorrow night)
get it clean, doggie wants to swim
 

Jellwood

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Good afternoon! Update!! Passed OCLT. Getting ready to put light back into the niche....and there is NO face ring for the pilot screw to go into!!!!

I was on the pool deck when I took it out so I didn’t see how it looked when I took the screw out. ☹ Now I’m wondering if this loose black plastic piece is somehow Where the pilot screw goes? It wasn’t attached when I pulled the light out.

Maybe it goes like this???

I just don’t see how it stays in place!!!
 

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markayash

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That makes sense, when you tighten the screw it slides forward and expands which holds it into place..You can probably get it started then slide the whole assembly in
 
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Kenai

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Hi! Just reading about your slam...how is the pool looking? I have had to slam twice this season.😔Learning something new everyday. Learned a new word from your journey...”super chlorinating”....can’t wait to try that out tomorrow! Best of luck!!