I am currently slamming my pool due to suspected mustard algae (again). A couple of years ago I had mustard algae which brought me to this wonderful site. Now I suspect it again and am using knowledge acquired from this site and learned from that last time what to do.
Question 1: I started the SLAM process last Friday and I am slamming with my winter cover still on. Has been in the 50's with rain daily or every other day, so I wanted to protect my pool from getting leaves, debris, etc. from windy conditions and not the weather to worry about solar cover yet. Am I making a mistake with the mesh safety winter cover on? Since I am dealing with mustard algae, should the winter cover be thrown into the pool to slam that also? I have been brushing and vacuuming, and my pressure hasn't really gone up, but I've backwashed none the less. Should slamming be done "topless"? I'm talking about the pool here!
Current FC 30
CC .5 or less
water is still cloudy and has been since I started filtering 2 weeks ago.