Hello. We opened our pool 3 days ago. Trying to slam with fc at 12 and cya 30. Last night before going to bed, fc was at 12. This morning it was at 10.5 so we only lost 1.5ppm (I realize it needs to be 1 or less). However - by those numbers I would think our pool should look pretty good? Since we are getting close? But it still looks pretty green and very cloudy. Do we just need to continue to slam? I just added 1 jug of bleach to try and get back up to 12 fc.
Also- in a lot of forum posts I have seen people advised to get their ph to 7.2 before slamming. Is this for all pools? For vinyl with bleach, I have written down from last year it needs to be between 7.5 and 7.8? (We started at 8.0 and added enough muriatic acid to get it down to 7.5 but now after adding chlorine or cya (maybe one of those lowered ph more?) we are down to 7.2. Should I be adding borax to get it back up to 7.5 again?