I'm looking at the pool this morning to test and it's looking pretty good. I've had been adding bleach at pretty high levels for the past two days (finally got my CYA up to 50 on Monday, so I brought my FC up to 20 and have been trying to maintain that while testing 3-4 times per day and adding more bleach as needed). The pool looks pretty good. I can actually see the bottom now. I can also see the dirt when I vacuum, which is a new thing.
My question is: how clear is clear? Like as clear as a glass of water? I'm going to try to shut off the filter tonight and see how clear the water looks. (I think the ripples from the movement of the water are effecting a little bit of the visibility.) How clear should I really expect the water to be?
And if the water is clear enough, then what?
Should I perform the OCLT test first and see if I pass that?
Or should I see if I'm passing the CC tests first when I'm testing for FC? Because I'm not always getting 0.5's on those. Occasionally getting 1's when I test for FC.
Any help with how to wind down the SLAming process would help. The kids are anxious to get in the pool!