You may have already done so, but I would check CYA again. Fill to one line, check for dot, fill to next line, check for dot, and so on.
Keep going! It took mine a while too. When it got to the milky stage, it seemed like it wasn't budging.... it took about a week of the milky stage. It finally passed ALL tests (very important to pass all), and I haven't had to touch it since... besides the weekly vacuum. You're on the right track... just have patience!Good Evening,
Looking for some help. Getting Discouraged after so many bumps along the road. We started to SLAM on Wednesday May 27., after the pool being closed for more than a year. We replaced the pump and above ground piping/valves, and water is flowing great. We are circulating from the skimmer, main drain, and have been running the vacuum. We have also been doing regular brushing. We have had a couple of hiccups. The biggest being that we somehow miss calculated and drove our CYA way up. Last week we had to exchange 1/2 the water, and are now at a CYA of 50.
We completed the exchange and started to SLAM again last Friday after losing a couple of days to the exchange. The water was almost blue at that point but still very cloudy. We could barely see the third step at the shallow end. I shared the pictures below in another post last week about the exchange, but here is where we started and what it looked like last Saturday.
It’s been six days since the exchange, and there has been very little progress on the cloudiness. Total, we are 15 days in. I continue to test and keep it at slam level. At night there is no chlorine loss. During the day it has been reallly sunny and hot, and we are loosing chlorine. I continue to clean the skimmer basket and clean the cartridge filer at least every other day (I was doing it a couple of times per day for a while). The first couple of days after my restart, I kept telling my self the cloudiness was getting better, but it seems to have stalled the past 4 days.
I feel like I am following the instructions. What should I do different? It is that I have just know waited long enough? I thought I would at least see incremental progress.
Thanks for your help.
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It's looking great. Filter pressure is hovering around 4-5 psi most of the time. I noticed this morning it was at 7, and I have to clean it tonight. I just have not had time today. I cleaned it two days ago, and while the pressure was only at 6, the filter was really dirty. I was hoping to be done too, but the numbers just aren't there yet. while the pump was off this morning, you could see the drain cover and read the label on the pool vacuum on the deep in. This afternoon, about 100pm, I noticed for the first time that you could see the light reflections for ripples in the water, ON THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL!.Dang, I was hoping you would be done by this weekend. How's it looking now? Have you been checking your filter pressure to see if it is time to clean it again?
We've been cycling it quite a bit. I like to turn it off overnight cause it makes some noise. I started it right after these pics were taken.Looking good. Make sure you are running your waterfall some too, in case the is something living in those pipes as well.
Hows it going? I took a peek at your PoomMath logs and looks like you are still testing and adding chlorine regularly which is awesome (we get worried about people when they go quiet). It also seems like you are losing a ton of FC in just a few hours...which is not awesome.