I just found this forum today and after lots of reading, I am going to do a SLAM on my pool. I ordered the TF-100 test kit and hope it will be here in a few days.
So here is the story so far. Last year in very early September I had our 5th child. Needless to say the pool got away from me and it was greenish when we closed it. We didn't get a chance to put our winter cover on and by the time we opened it this year it was a green swamp. I have been trying to clear it up for the last 4 weeks with multiple trips to the pool store. I have read through all the posts here today, from the pool school chemicals to the SLAM process and I plan to slam this weekend if I get my kit in time. I have a picture from Friday, but as of yesterday it was more gray than green.
My question is should I go ahead and add a gallon of bleach every day until my test kit arrives?
I am in Central Ohio and my water temp is about 76-78 with an outside temp of 90 today. I think I have all the information in my signature, let me know if you need anything else.
Oh and we got a bunch of rain in the last week. I have vacuumed to waste all of the debris out and brushed it yesterday and vacuumed all over.