First time owning pool.
Long story and a lot of wasted money (algaecide, clarifier, pool store advice, etc). I will stick with current state unless some of those facts may be relevant.
Water state is currently blue, cloudy (can see shallow end floor, not deep end). I have vacuumed entire pool a few times the last two weeks, and have brushed it as well.
Test kit is Taylor K-2006C
CYA: < 30 (could see black dot when full)
Followed advice last night in Taylor book to go with 10x CCL. Used Talyor table - came up with around 95 pints of sodium hypo 10% liquid required to get 34 ppm for a 36k pool. Put in 12 gallons last night, brushed entire pool, unable to test until this afternoon.
Three main questions for the experts:
1) reading about how to SLAM, I realize my CYA is too low. I have some and will work on getting it raised. With the retractable cover mostly closed, do I have to get this level up before continuing to try to get the water cleaned up? Or will it only matter if it's in direct sunlight often?
2) With low PH and high TA, do I need to keep the cover off to allow more air to circulate in?
3) Anything else stand out? Or just get CYA up and keep SLAM process going?