Short story -> bought house with pool (30 yrs old), in-ground, gunite (or plaster if that is the more appropriate name), both hubby and I are new to this pool thing! Kept previous owner's pool guy for a year = fired him about a month ago. We had black algae, and sometimes mustard algae, and he never cleaned the filters UGH! I battled the algae with pool store help -> yes, now I realize that was a dumb idea since I have found TFP!
So -> I have stopped using any pool store chemicals, taken out the 3" puck floater, ordered the test kit, and stocked up on bleach
Now -> noticing green algae creeping up around the skimmers and having very difficult time keeping any FC in the pool at all..... of course the HEAT of Texas does not help.
I will be home most of the weekend, and want to SLAM it - I think this is what I need to do:
~ test water for accurate levels
~ use Pool Math
~ start the SLAM
~ continue to monitor until FC passes the OCLT
***** when do I need to scrub the current green algae? Before SLAM, or during, or what?
***** how often do I monitor? Every hour on the hour?
I have read over the process and the Extended Test Kit Directions, but have to admit I am as nervous as a cat. Any help, or anything I am missing?