So, after all my pool repairs and draining/refilling, I finally completed my first FAS-DPD test. Findings seem good to me for SLAM levels, please see below. Also, my pool floor is clean, there is virtually nothing floating on the top, and my water seems to be super clear. Still ugly, but that is due to a stained and nasty liner (to be replaced next year).
FC - 11.8 (25mil sample used)
CC - .8
pH - 7.3
TA ~ 80
CYA - Still waiting to retest. Last time, the reading wouldn't show using our test kit (too low). Added CYA 100% this morning, and will retest Thursday of next week.
Also, my cheapo water thermometer is reading about 85 degrees F
If anyone has advice for me, I would greatly appreciate it.