New house, green pool after salt conversion

grunky_peep

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May 26, 2020
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Now your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take pictures along the way so we can see the progression from green to sparkly blue.

FC 21.0 now! It’s looking slightly better than yesterday, but a long way to go. Can actually see the bottom drain.

These pics were taken in the evening just now, so it looks darker than my pics in my original post.
 

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grunky_peep

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FC 17.5 this morning, topped off the chlorine. Time for another trip to Home Depot...

Looks a touch better. Have some morning lighting / lots of glare photos.
 

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mknauss

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The water is clearing but still with a green hue based on the pictures. Is that the normal color?
 

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That is just it -- at your stage in this process it should not be green anymore. Have you every added any products with copper in them? Word Blue in their name?

The other would be iron but that does not make sense in Sacramento.
 

grunky_peep

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Leslie’s gave me something when I mentioned the pool was murky. It was 2 small bags of something that was supposed to “oxidize” stuff or some snake oil malarkey. It was only $6 so I just tossed it in. I threw away the bag for it and can’t find the receipt to get an actual name though.

I found a pic I took of the pool when we were in escrow. Definitely way more blue than it looks now. Another pic attached in better light from just now.
 

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mknauss

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OK -- well finish the SLAM and we will see how it looks.
 

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grunky_peep

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Well, 14 hours after my last top off, I’m reading 20.0 FC this morning, woohoo! Water looks much better. Still a bit more greenish tint than the original pics, however.
 

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mknauss

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Looks good. Hold the SLAM level today and then do another OCLT tonight. If you pass that, and your water is crystal clear, and your CC is 0.5 or less, your SLAM is complete.
 

grunky_peep

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Looks good. Hold the SLAM level today and then do another OCLT tonight. If you pass that, and your water is crystal clear, and your CC is 0.5 or less, your SLAM is complete.

Awesome, thanks! Feels good to wake up to a clear pool!

Is it safe to swim in with FC 20, or do I let it float down to a certain level first? And I’m guessing to leave my SWCG off until it hits that certain level?
 

mknauss

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You can safely swim in a pool as long as the FC is above the minimum and at or below SLAM level based on your CYA. You must also be able to see the bottom of the pool in the deep end of the pool.

Once the SLAM is complete, check the FC the following day and you may be ready to turn on the SWCG. Target 3ppm FC generation to start and adjust as necessary. Use Target Range for FC based on FC/CYA Chart
 

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The setting of your pool is beautiful- congrats on your SLAM,
 

grunky_peep

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The setting of your pool is beautiful- congrats on your SLAM,

Thanks! We’re tearing out some of the excessive vegetation since it’s also next to a massive oak tree. I have to skim the pool like every 17 seconds, especially since it’s been real windy the past couple days, haha.

Just tested at 19 FC and 0 CC. Topped off the chlorine again. I’m running out of R871 and have enough for 1-2 tests. More doesn’t deliver until Wednesday. Hopefully I won’t need more than another test or two for the next few days.
 
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grunky_peep

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Thanks!!

Funny story, my wife used some plant identifying app on her phone for all the plants in our yard since there's a zillion. Turns out, it says that the jasmine by the pool is toxic. NO clue why the previous owners would put that right next to a pool. Glad we already tore it out! Time to replace it with a swim-up bar...
 
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