I am confused. You read this article?I've read through the post and it is called Shock Level and Maintain but what I read just looks like the standard Chlorine shock procedure. Where's the Level and Maintain part?
TFP simply created a new acronym for a process that's been around forever but a term that the pool chemical industry appropriated for marketing and product purposes. As TFP says all the time - "shock is a verb, not a noun!" The pool chemical industry started using the word "shock" on just about any and every chlorine containing and non-chlorine oxidizer product they could - "TurboShock 65", "Non-chlorine Shock", "ShockPlus", etc, etc. SO people, overtime, got conditioned to thinking that a thing that was once a process was somehow magically concentrated and wrapped up in a bag.In 1970 that wasn't available. We did shock every spring but not because there was an issue to tackle but rather to prevent one from happening. Pools should never get to the point of needing a SLAM or a shock for that matter. We knew people that had to shock their pool because the HAD to do it and when they did it they added heavy doses of Chlorine for a week or so, keeping it out of range for even reading on an OTO the whole time and sweeping an vacuuming. It is that we just called this "shocking the pool", not doing a SLAM. It is the same thing but the name has been changed.
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I guess I'm trying to say is that nobody ever got sick or died from having higher levels of chlorine in the pool. OTOH, they did when it was too low.
I could be wrong. I have been before.
- Exactly. But most folks subjected to poolstore voodoo don't know this Good on you that you didThere is no miracle "shock treatment".
Sammy, the theoretical process isn't new, but the details/criteria for execution are more dialed in
1. FC:CYA ratio is critical, and without knowing it, one is winking in the dark (you may think you know what you're doing bu the algae doesn't). This ratio is the science behind TFP, and the former lack of adopting this science is what caused frequent failure of "shocking" per pool store advice.
Example: "shocking" at 10 with CYA at 100 is most definitely winking in the dark
2. Testing criteria and calculations are specific and performed with FAS-DPD so that the parameters for success can be predictable.
- Exactly. But most folks subjected to poolstore voodoo don't know this Good on you that you did