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wireform

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Aug 15, 2017
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You really need to start your slam. Keeping the FC level up @ slam for CYA 30 as per chart. Not necessary to bring the CYA to 40 for slam.
 

BrandyK

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Okay.....so I’ve been adding chlorine and adding chlorine for the Slam since Sunday. Can someone look at my log? If feel like I am chasing my tail on this one.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
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What does the water look like? You added some stabilizer but have not tested CYA since, what is your current CYA level?
 

BrandyK

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Cleburne, Tx
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The water is clear. I haven’t vacuum yet today but I don’t see anything obvious. It should be about time for a chlorine check. I can check CYA at the same time.
 

mknauss

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OK -- with clear water? No dead algae?
 

BrandyK

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Well I definitely didn’t stir up the coulda that I did last time but I could tell that I was vacuuming something up. Maybe I am making slow progress??
 

mknauss

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Sounds like. Most SLAM takes a week or so. Stay at it.
 
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BrandyK

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Mar 24, 2021
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Cleburne, Tx
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So I only lost 2 points of FC last night. I added water a couple of days ago as I had lost some with backwashing. And then we had a ton of rain yesterday. I was only able to add chlorine in the morning and night the day before, and then yesterday morning. I tested last night and again this morning. It looks like I am making progress. I’m off today so I plan on staying on top of the chlorine, and it looks like there is no sun to battle. Hopefully we will be done in a few more days, fingers crossed.
 

IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
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Be sure to look for places algae could be hiding. Ladders, steps, skimmers, light niches.
 

BrandyK

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Mar 24, 2021
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Cleburne, Tx
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Okay so I think I have my chlorine level under control. But I can get my ph and ta to go down. My ph ranges from 7.6-7.8 and ta 130-140. I have added muriatic acid several times with no luck. Do I need to do this daily until it’s corrected?
 

mknauss

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Laughlin, NV
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When your pH reaches 7.8 to 8, lower it to 7.4. Over time the TA will come down.
 

BrandyK

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Mar 24, 2021
27
Cleburne, Tx
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Do I add acid daily until it comes down? Or can I add it more than once per day?
 

mknauss

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Depends on how quickly your pH rises. The pH will rise from aeration.