There was a small amount of algae on my deep end wall this morning. I added extra chlorine, brushed the pool, left the house for a few hours. When I came back, all still looked good (water was clear to begin with and the algae wasn't even in its normal spot for when we begin to get an algae problem). I tested the water, FC was 5, brushed the pool again and retested a while longer, still at 5.
Question: Is it possible the small amount of algae I saw was killed by the chlorine I added and that the pool is safe enough to swim in without SLAMing? Or is the algae ONLY killed at the SLAM level?
Yes, I'm trying to get away without SLAMing so my kids can swim. Looking for excuses, maybe, but it is an understandable question anyway.