So new pool (not new pool owner) I just started slamming our pool that was completed back in August. I had started another thread some time ago about our rising PH and was able to get it into check by getting our TA down to 70. After getting the water balanced our CC jumped up to 1.5 and it was time to slam.
Two days ago I tested our pool
I added enough bleach to get the FC up to 16 and have been holding it between 16-18 since then, needing to add a good amount of bleach the first few hours to keep the numbers in check. Bleach consumption has slowed down and the water is crystal clear. Pool has been vacuumed and brushed throughout the process.
However I am getting a strong ammonia smell from where the spa spills over into the pool. Assuming this is gas off of CC, but not sure since I have never experienced this before. My plan was if FC levels continued to hold I would shut the pump down at sunset tonight and do an overnight test.
Any thoughts regarding this smell and if I should be doing something different with my slam procedure because of it?