Ok, so I will start by saying I know this is WRONG but I have no choice.
Due to my travel I am never home more than 2 days in a row.
I CHART by chems religiously and use the Stenner to keep my pool perfect.
UNTIL THIS YEAR - opened pool in cold, SLAMed it - perfectly clear and passed OCLT on second night....then been maintaining ever since.
HOWEVER, when I finally had a chance to breath - I've noticed I have been using MORE CHLORINE than normal and my levels have been spikey. I never fell below 3 FC for my CYA of 40, but I have higher than normal Chlorine demand. I thought I might have had bad bleach, etc...so tried switching that out. But to no avail....
Also, normally our pool is HEAVILY used....just for fun I'll note this.
Well, I come home from my trip yesterday and pool was not used all week due to wife taking son to visit her mom, etc. GUESS WHAT...pool is crystal clear as always - but I can see a tinge of green on a few of the steps and a walls. Nothing heavy, but nevertheless I need to SLAM.
NOW - after all that my question. (sorry - figured this background might help)
Water Last Night (didn't have spare bleach to start SLAM)
FC - 7
CC - .5
CYA - 40
pH - 7.6
CC - 0
CYA - 40 of course
However - I am only home for TODAY - then I leave at 5 PM, back on Sunday - home Sunday night, then leave Tuesday, etc...you get the story.
Is doing a modified SLAM even worth it, or should I just try to maintain to prevent all out outbreak and then take a vacation to try and be home for 3-4-5 days to do SLAM the right way.
Modified SLAM meaning take up to 16 FC today....then let stenner inject heavy dose (will have to guess) - come back Sunday raise to 16, Monday keep at 16 then see if I pass OCLT on Monday night...or is that a waste and if I can't do it the right way I am just burning through Bleach for no reason.
Any more questions just ask and sorry if this is long winded...just trying to give all the facts.