must I SLAM if pool cloudy?

mmesqc1578

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Jul 3, 2020
109
Chicago, IL
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hi, my pool water is cloudy. Do I have to bring FC ppm up to full SLAM level or can I stop if the water clears up at say 15ppm FC?

SWG
FC 15ppm (was at about 5ppm when turned cloudy and just brought it up to 15ppm with liquid chlorine)
CYA 60
PH 7.6
CH 250
TA 100
 

Mdragger88

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TFP Guide
Jun 1, 2018
5,948
Hernando, Ms
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
U can stop -but why? It’s just a waste of chlorine because it will come back when fc falls. Anything short of slam level for your cya (which is 24ppm) FC/CYA Chart may slow it down/keep it at bay but it won’t last long.
There a reason it’s called SLAM -
Shock Level And Maintain - until u meet ALL 3 end of slam criteria- the MAINTAIN is super important.
anything less won’t do the trick & you’ll be in this same spot sooner rather than later.
Wouldn’t you rather be algae free & know it?
 
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mmesqc1578

Well-known member
Jul 3, 2020
109
Chicago, IL
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Ok I will do the entire process. I have an autocover. Should I keep autocover open during the day throughout the SLAM process? Even though the UV index is quite high and may eat more chlorine....
 

Mdragger88

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Jun 1, 2018
5,948
Hernando, Ms
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
You can leave it on if you’re not home to help maintain slam level & then leave it off for a little while after u add liquid chlorine & at night so the cc’s can escape.
 
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