When is a SLAM complete? The definitive answer

Holydoc

Gold Supporter
Jul 17, 2016
418
Navarre/FL
This is just for my own curiosity, so I thought I would post it here to see what the consensus really is.

According to Pool School:
You(the SLAM) are done when:

  • CC is 0.5 or lower;
  • You pass an OCLT (ie overnight FC loss test shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less);
  • And the water is clear.

When all three are true, you are done SLAMing and can allow the FC to drift down to normal levels.
However I also here others say that another criteria is:

When you no longer see live algae
While I have also seen areas where long time users expand the latter to say:

When you no longer see any signs of algae, dead or alive.
So who is correct? Is Pool School the criteria or does it need updating? Should you continue a SLAM even though all Pool School criteria is complete but you are still cleaning dead algae off the bottom of the pool?

I know a few people have been confused on when to stop the SLAM and have been given varying answers. So what is the definitive answer? :p
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
47,047
Tallahassee, FL
-and the water is clear

That includes not seeing any algae-dead or alive. Some people think "water" clear does not include the floor of the pool but in my eyes it does.

Kim:kim:
 

Holydoc

Gold Supporter
Jul 17, 2016
418
Navarre/FL
Wow! Four responses with four different answers. So you can see how someone can get confused, right?

So maybe it should say in Pool School:

And the water is clear enough to tell whether a quarter on the floor of the pool is face-up and there is no dead algae present.
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
47,047
Tallahassee, FL
I KNOW!!!!!!

I like this one:

"And the water is clear including no dead algae on the floor of the pool. "

I will send this to our IT department!

Kim:kim: