The lazy/busy SLAM...

SB42178

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Here me out...I am attempting to SLAM my pool, but I am testing once a day. I know, not per instructions, but I work shift work and am not going to test at 3:30 AM, when I am doing my best to just get to work on time.

What are my realistic chances of completing a successful SLAM? See below:

Pool: AGP 17,500 Gallon, Sand Filter
Chlorine: 10% Liquid
CYA: 45
SLAM Level: 18
PH: 7.5 (Before)
Location: South Texas, no shade, 100 + deg. days

I test every day for last 7 days around 6 PM. I have been pretty consistent at 11-12 FC, 0.0 CC. I add 1 gallon daily, brush and backwash, if necessary.
Pool is blue, still cloudy. I am on day 5 of my slam.
I guess the question is, if I cannot make time to test 2x day, will I just be spinning my wheels adding a gallon/day for rest of the summer.

Thanks in advanced.
 

mknauss

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Welcome to the forum!
That's fine, as long as you can see the bottom of the pool you can swim in it. You are not likely to fully pass the SLAM criteria this swim season.
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
 

cowboycasey

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You do get a weekend right.. test every 2 hours from Friday night to Monday morning (or whenever your weekend starts and ends) That will get you a long way.. By the end of the weekend the algae should be dead if it not already.. Then it becomes getting the dead algae out of the water (cloudiness) ..

You have a sand filter, really easy to use and the worst for clearing a pool after a SLAM... Add DE to it this weekend to help clear the pool... after every backwash add more DE..

You can get there, it may take a little longer but that's ok :)

 

SB42178

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You do get a weekend right.. test every 2 hours from Friday night to Monday morning (or whenever your weekend starts and ends) That will get you a long way.. By the end of the weekend the algae should be dead if it not already.. Then it becomes getting the dead algae out of the water (cloudiness) ..

You have a sand filter, really easy to use and the worst for clearing a pool after a SLAM... Add DE to it this weekend to help clear the pool... after every backwash add more DE..

You can get there, it may take a little longer but that's ok :)

Thanks! I was able to pass the overnight loss test this morning. All that’s left is a slight hazy. I will see if I can find the DE and add this weekend.
 
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