First - THANK YOU for all the great advice on this site. I have been using one of the pool stores for many years and had algae on a regular basis, despite shocking my pool, using the tablets and using the pouches. That's until I read the material on TFP. I bought my Test Kit last week and conducted my first CYA test - showing a number at 60. I therefore emptied 1/3 of my pool and re-measured yesterday. Here are the results:
FC = 7.5, CC = 0, CH = 325, TA = 136, CYA = 37, PH = 8.0 which I addressed with Muriatic this morning - I did not measure again this evening. I do not know my Borate level - I will receive the strips tomorrow.
The water looks clearer than ever but I see traces of algae in parts of the pool. The algae was likely there before I refilled the pool.
My question is: should I do the SLAM, or am I fine with brushing the pool, vacuuming the debris, then monitoring for re-growth?