Just jumped into pool ownership about a week ago when we closed on new house. I had no idea what went into pool maintenance, but luckily had a buddy that had recently found site and kindly directed me here! I spent the week or two before move in reading up in between packing, and was able to order a kit and get prepared for the new challenge. Anyway, I wanted to start my own thread as I found the previous SLAM threads pretty inspiring, and I have loved following people's journeys to clear waters!
Luckily, when I got the first test results after the move, CYA was not obscene, which was my biggest fear given the pool is about 3 years old. I has been chewing through chlorine like mad though. Admittedly though, I have put off a SLAM for a couple days because the water is clear blue. I am buckling down though and hopefully can get this thing done in 24-48 hours given the current clarity. Here's initial test after some adjusting to prepare for SLAM:
That was last night prior to ONCL test. I bumped FC up to 14, which I confirmed about an hour after adding. This morning I slept in, but luckily was overcast day. At 0900, the FC was back down to 2! I don't think the 2 hours of overcast sky probably contributed much to the drop, though correct me if I'm wrong.
This morning I have increased FC again from 2-->14 at 0900. Retest at 1100 showed FC 10, and I've increased to 14 again. CC has been <0.5 all morning btw.
Will give update and hopefully photo later if I can get that figured out! Thanks again for all the amazing info and support on the site! Will become contributor soon.