Yet another SLAM question


Active member
Aug 25, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
About to start my pool opening SLAM. Question on the CYA, PH, and FC. Haven't done an initial test, but I'd bet my life the CYA and PH will be low. Once I put in the recommended out of stabilizer and baking soda, do I instantly start using liquid chlorine at the same time? Or do I wait for the first those to circulate, re-test, and then only start w/ liquid chlorine once at the desired CYA and PH levels?


Bronze Supporter
Jun 1, 2018
Hernando, Ms
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
If cya is zero u should check for ammonia before adding any cya. You can adjust ph before doing this.
After addressing this you can then add cya to get to 30ppm via the sock method & then proceed with the SLAM Process @ 12ppm immediately. After 24 hrs retest cya & adjust slam level as necessary.
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