I was doing really well with the BBB approach to maintaining my new pool (just moved into house last August and first time pool owner) until I had hernia surgery and couldn't work on it anymore. Now it is forest green and filled with algae. I am recovered from my surgery and ready to start the slam process, but in reading the sticky that started this topic it said I should lower my PH to 7.2 before adding bleach and really starting the SLAM process. Unfortunately I have added 64 oz of 31.45% acid and the PH hasn't budged.
According to my TF-100 test my TA is 120.
Please advise: should I continue to try to reduce my ph or start SLAMing with chlorine?
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