I started the slamming process yesterday after reading the instructions and I'm a little confused.
Yesterday, CC was 1, CYA was 40, PH was 7.2. TA was 120 (normally runs around this figure). My reason for slamming the pool is that it had a "haze" for the last week or so and the grand baby is having issues with his skin. I took the FC up to 22 (by mistake added too much) more than the level 16 as noted on the board. Filter has been running all night. The water is sparkling clear. I vacuumed the pool (had very little) and the water is so clear, it looks like when we brought the thing and filled it up!
I tested very early this morning and the CC was 0.5, and the FC was 18. Out of habit, and before I even realized it, I tested the PH and it was 7.8.
1st question: Should I keep an eye on that PH or is this par for the course in slamming the pool? It was at 7.2 yesterday. I did not check TA today.
2nd question: Do I have to repeat step 1 in the slamming process when the FC gets below 16, even though it was way higher than necessary yesterday at the start process, and came down 6 overnight? Keep in mind the CC is 0.5 right now (came down 0.5) and the pool has full sun ALL day until it goes down. I suspect in this 95+ heat and sun all day that the FC will drop considerably by evening.
3rd question: When the FC level drops to 16, and considering the PH level is higher, is it safe to swim?
All help is truly appreciated!