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sammckin

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May 9, 2019
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CYA needs to be tested in bright sunshine.
I did it in my garage, it is very well lit. I always test with my back to the lights. I was targeting 20 fc just in case, I read on another post that over shooting within reason is better than dropping below slam level. I'm heading out now to give it another vac then brush. I can probably get another test in tonight. I'll hit it again in the morning then the wife has been trained to test and adjust tomorrow while I'm at work. I'll be home at lunch to check on her work! I know it's not the tfp way but what do you guys think about some flock or clarifier?
 

mknauss

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I read on another post that over shooting within reason is better than dropping below slam level.
Incorrect. It is best to not appreciably overshoot your SLAM level FC. You risk vinyl liner damage. The excess FC will burn off quickly due to UV. You are killing algae as long as your FC is above the minimum based on your CYA.
 
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sammckin

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CYA needs to be tested in bright sunshine.
I had my cleaner (cheapo intex) in for the last 4 hours and the pic shows all I got. Vacuum isn't getting much either, just hair, sand and some saw dust from the deck build. Do you think the cleaner is helping at all? I feel like
Incorrect. It is best to not appreciably overshoot your SLAM level FC. You risk vinyl liner damage. The excess FC will burn off quickly due to UV. You are killing algae as long as your FC is above the minimum based on your CYA.
Noted. So stick to the 12 as recommended by the chart? I imagine it will be easier to return to swim able levels as well. Also, I ran my cleaner (cheapo intex) for the last 4 hours and all I'm picking up is hair, sand and sawdust from the deck build. Vacuuming is only picking up the same stuff. So I even bother with either?
 

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sammckin

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SLAM level FC is safe to swim in. As long as you can see the bottom of the pool.
Any thoughts on the cleaner, I feel like I get better circulation with it?? Updated pic too, seems to be turning to a greater color but still cloudy as heck. Clarifier or floc? Seems like the filter, vac and cleaner cant get the fine stuff and just shoots it back into the pool.
 

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mknauss

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Clarifier and especially floc are not recommended by TFP.

Anything you can do to keep the water mixed and any algae on the walls disturbed will help.
 
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sammckin

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Clarifier and especially floc are not recommended by TFP.

Anything you can do to keep the water mixed and any algae on the walls disturbed will help.
I brushed it 3 times today and vac'd it twice. Doesn't seem to be any visible algae on the walls though. They dont feel slimy or anything. Just cloudy green water......weird. I trust you guys and will heed your advice. I sincerely apreciate everyone's help greatly!
 

sammckin

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May 9, 2019
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WV
We are all rooting for you to wake up to a blue (but likely still cloudy) pool. How is your filter doing? Do you need to backwash at all?
Thank ya buddy. I back washed first thing this morning and the pump is still at the optimal psi, kind of concerns me. I keep the pool very clean so no debris other than small amount of hair, sand and sawdust in my vac or cleaner today. I do apreciate the support. Feel free to share any other thoughts.
 

sammckin

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May 9, 2019
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That is odd with how your water looks. Again, I am concerned this is iron, or copper.
How can I test for that? I have a tf100 kit. I'd be happy to check it. I can run to the pool store and have them test it but we all know what a great job they do.
 

sammckin

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WV
I can actually see my cleaner roving around now, couldnt earlier today. How could metals be introduced to the pool? Nothing out of the ordinary lately.