Why is SLAM better than traditional shock?

Dirk

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Taking care of my pool's chemistry has been waaaaaaay easier, and a lot less work, than when I had a marine aquarium. I never did figure out the tank, the pool was nothing compared to that!
 

mgtfp

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Taking care of my pool's chemistry has been waaaaaaay easier, and a lot less work, than when I had a marine aquarium. I never did figure out the tank, the pool was nothing compared to that!

I guess, a pool has the advantage over an aquarium that the target residents don't instantly die when you get the chemistry slightly wrong. But you might encourage some non-targeted residents to get a foothold in the pool when the chemistry is not right...
 
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joboo7777

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Taking care of my pool's chemistry has been waaaaaaay easier, and a lot less work, than when I had a marine aquarium. I never did figure out the tank, the pool was nothing compared to that!
Yea I am starting to get the hang of it. I think my problem is I'm trying to be too precise with maintaining parameters(like I would with my reef tank). On the flip side, Aquarium husbandry has gone through an automation boom over the past 5-10 years so Pretty much all chemical distribution, water changes, parameter measurements and testing can be fully automated. Much easier these days to maintain a reef tank if you have the $$ to invest in automation. I'm very surprised that the pool industry is so far behind in this area. I've done some searching and although there are a few automation options there is no where near the amount that is available for maintaining aquariums.


I guess, a pool has the advantage over an aquarium that the target residents don't instantly die when you get the chemistry slightly wrong. But you might encourage some non-targeted residents to get a foothold in the pool when the chemistry is not right...
Lol.. my kids seem to have "New" friends since we have built the pool. Maybe should invite them over for a dip
 
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