Hey, TFP! Long-time listener, first time caller. No, but in all seriousness, really glad I found you guys. I'm just about to give up and call a pool guy. I'm at my wit's end. We bought our house in November, covered the pool, put the suggested chlorine in, ran the filter, etc. When I uncovered it three weeks ago, it was like an algae nuclear bomb had gone off. Since then, I've followed the SLAM protocol, and am happy to say that after starting out with ZERO FC and ZERO CYA, I'm at Shock Level for both. The algae is dead, and the vacuum is getting it nicely.
Trouble is, pool still isn't crystal clear yet. I've gotten the FC and CYA levels to a good place in the last 24 hours. Am I just not being patient enough? On top of not knowing what I'm doing, it also rained last night, thwarting whatever progress I had made. Am I hopeless? Do I need to call the pool guy?
FC at last reading (5/2 at 6:00pm): 15
CYA at last reading (5/2 at 6:00m): 45
I'm in North Texas. Any information you guys can provide would be awesome. Thank you in advance!