I've been following the SLAM method for deswampifying my pool (I can only hope that my lawn will be as green as my pool was before I started!) and after 4 days it's coming around nicely. My question is that I didn't put any CYA in the pool first as I would be backwashing often. Instead, I put chlorine tabs in the skimmers to (theoretically) help keep the FC level up and to add CYA to the pool. After the pool is clear, I plan to add CYA to get the level up. My current numbers are:
FC 16 (I've been keeping it between 16 and 20)
Is my plan OK or flawed? What changes should I make while the SLAM is in progress? Also, which is better: use my SWG to keep the FC at shock level vs continuing to use the di-chlor tabs (then add CYA after all backwashing is done) vs just keep adding liquid chlorine 10% until the pool is clear? Thanks for all the help and btw, the Powerwashing the Filtersand article was THE answer as to why my first SLAM failed. THANKS AGAIN!!