So been following now for over a year and made the switch at the end of the season last year (End of Sep). With the pucks all last summer I had several algae breakouts and ended up with my CYA levels over 120. So six months later with just bleach and standard evaporation and kids splashing I had added water and got my CYA down to 70 (I know it needs to be lower and by mid summer should be there with out a draining of any sorts) and ready to slam to get the pool ready to go for summer.
Pre Slam Readings:
I added Acid (brushed) and got my PH to a about 7.0-7.1 before adding bleach. I took it a bit lower then 7.2 because I have a 7 foot spill way from hot tub to pool and with this my PH climbs rapidly when the pull runs.
SO I have added 8 gallons of bleach (brushed) and will test lvls to see if I need more to hit my FC of 28 (which I should). Questions I have are the Polaris, does it need to be removed during the slam or should I let it run off and on to pick stuff off the bottom? It is fairly windy here and pines are dropping stuff in pool like crazy. Second question is pollen, it is everywhere, what affect will this have on my slam, will it constantly eat my bleach?
Oh yea test kit is a TF-100
Thanks in advance for the pointers and advice?