1./ I opened the pool 12 days ago and have been SLAMing it since then. It was a thick green swamp. Now it is just cloudy, and has been for 5 days with no improvement. Do I just stay the course, continue SLAMing, and be patient? Do I try some Sand Aid powder or some Clarifier? CC is over 0.5 - so am I still fighting algae? I have not performed an OCLT
2./ I can't seem to get a reading on CYA, it must be non-existent as I can see the black dot when the water is clear to the top of the tester. (Pool place says I cant get a reading until the water is at least 70*F - is this true?) I use K-2006 kit. Is there a way to test CYA by using less than 7mL of water and less than 7mL of R-0013? can I adjust to 3.5mL of each and get an accurate reading? I filled the automatic chlorinator with tabs and turned it on to 3, in hopes of raising CYA. Last year we had to pump water out and get fresh water delivered (on well here) as the CYA was over 100 - i most certainly DON'T want a repeat of that.
Thanks for any help!