Question about passing the OCLT

baylorbear02

Member
Apr 27, 2018
18
Houston, Texas
Hi,
I have a question about one of the criteria for passing the OCLT. It says that the water must be clear. Our water looks very clear and our walls/floor look spotless, but I will still get a tiny dust cloud that poofs away when I brush the bottom. Should I continue to SLAM?

Thanks!
 

Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Depends on what that cloud actually is. Sometimes it's tough to tell. For me (before TFP) it was a light green cloud (algae). But today if it's light brown it may just be dirt that settled. If you pass the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test, then we assume it's not algae. So the 3 SLAM criteria are:
- Passing the OCLT
- Clear water
- CC no more than 0.5

Good luck!
 

baylorbear02

Member
Apr 27, 2018
18
Houston, Texas
Thanks, Texas Splash! That makes sense!

I'm not entirely sure we had algae, but we had something going on in the water. Regardless, the pool/water look amazing now, so the SLAM worked.

I just brushed again and didn't see any clouds. We'll try the OCLT tonight and see what happens. Hopefully we pass!