Pool guy opened our pool on Tuesday and it's a swampy mess, so I've begun to SLAM it. I had to do that at the beginning of last season too to get it cleaned up.
This time, however, our CYA level is absolute 0.
The Pool School info on CYA says that "After adding CYA you should leave the pump running for 24 hours and not backwash/clean the filter for a week." The packaging for the conditioner I bought tonight says no backwashing for at least 48 hours. Meanwhile, the SLAM has me backwashing every few hours as our PSI climbs.
Should I stick with the CYA of 0 for now and wait until the SLAM is complete before worrying about the CYA level?
(I also bought the chemicals to raise the pH and TA and will begin administering tomorrow.)
FC - 8
pH - 7.0
CYA - 0
TA - 50
CH - 300
Appreciate any advice!