I am new to pool ownership. Our pool was doing well (according to the pool store) and then it turned cloudy and the liner felt slightly slimy. We started reading TFP and bought a Taylor K-2005 (wrong kit unfortunately) and started adding bleach to raise our FC. I added it slowly (1 gallon every few hours) and the FC rose up to 0.5 after adding 6.5 gallons of 8.25%, but never got higher. It is still at 0.5 (pool store test). My CYA is at 30.
The cloudiness and sliminess has gone away, but the FC is still very low. Do I need to do the SLAM method to bring the FC up to normal levels? And with the SLAM method, do I really raise the FC to 12 (per the Chlorine/CYA chart for CYA 30?) Also, since I have a SWG, do I need to raise the CYA to 70 before beginning the SLAM process?
Thanks for the help.