So half the summer, here I am thinking I have more pollen settling into my pool than normal. Finally now that summer is almost over I start thinking about it and doing some research only to realize it's mustard algae. I've done a baqua conversion so I'm down with the SLAM process but I have a quick couple of questions.
CYA - 30
PH - 7.5
FC - 30 (only needs to be 19 according to chemgeek's chart)
CC - 0
In my haste to get this going, I misread the MA SLAM directions and I went straight to the MA shock level. I didn't start it until about 6PM my time. I don't need to stay at the normal SLAM level for 24 hours provided I pass my OCLT in the AM, right? The part I need to stay at SLAM level for at least 24 hours is the MA SLAM...at least, that's what I think.
Basically, I want to count tonight as my normal SLAM even though my FC is higher than 12. My plan now is to stay at MA shock level (assuming I pass OCLT tonight) until at least Saturday morning (assuming I pass OCLT Friday night) and then let my FC come back down.
Next question, I'm leaving my wife in charge of the process for the handful of hours I'm at work tomorrow. She was a chem major (for a year) at college so she's capable but we have three small children. Can I bump the FC up a little higher than normal to give her a buffer? The only downside would be a) cost of the chlorine and b) time it takes to get the FC back to normal, right?
Last question, what percent of my CYA is it okay to let people swim? I know public pools keep their chlorine much higher than we do and the extra chlorine will wear on suits more but when is it not safe?
Ok, maybe not quick questions....sorry about that. Any light you guys can shed on this would be appreciated.