Well I finally made the decision to stop using my inline Chlorinator and Trichlor pucks. I have been reading on this site for a while about all the issues etc and I have made a firm commitment to follow the TFP method.
I have been away for work and left the wife in charge of the pool for the last week. She understands the process but is not very diligent about testing and adding chlorine. She will for the dog but not the pool! Well as a result we have algae formation in the pool. See attached pic.
Test Results using TF-100
TA - 77
CYA - 80
As a result of the above I am doing a partial drain and refill in order to target a CYA -30. Water is currently draining with a sump pump at the bottom of the pool and I should be ready to start refilling in about 4 hours.
Once I start refilling I undertsand that I am not to run the first set of tests until the water level is at skimmer level and has circulated for 30 mins. Please confirm.
Once this is complete and I have test results I will initiate the SLAM procedure and maintain FC level at shock for the CYA level. Continue brushing and running the pumps 24 hrs until the 3 criteria have been met. I have lots of liquid choline on hand and am ready to babysit!
As for the PH I want to make sure this is at around 7.2-7.4 correct? Should I be worried about TA and CH also during this time or only PH?
Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance as they are always welcome.