Newbie Mistakes with treating Algae


Nov 25, 2017
Like a dummy, I just dumped 3 or 4 bags of 1 pound shock into my pool to deal with the Algae. THEN I watched the SLAM method video and realized that I should tested my PH levels before working adding any chlorine. My question now is how should I proceed? How long can I wait before I can test my chlorine PH Levels again so I can proceed with the SLAM method.


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Welcome to the forum!

Stepping back a bit --- do you have your own test kit? Can you post a complete set of test results taken before you added the "bags" of shock? What was the shock?

Take care.