This is my first post. I am so thankful for this site. We just moved to our house with a pool. We paid a pool service to open it and balance the levels. They opened it successfully, but seem to be useless with balancing, as well as showing up. They shocked it a couple of times, which didn't work. We have decided to get it going ourselves, using the BBB method.
My question is: Am I better off waiting a few days for CYA levels to get to desired range before hitting hard with the SLAM process? We tried adding quite a bit of bleach yesterday, however the FC levels kept going really low. We are eager to get this thing clear, but I don't want to waste my time and money before everything is ready.
Here are the levels (Taylor K-2006)
pH 7.6 (just added muriatic acid according to calculator to get down to 7.3)
CYA was at zero, added CYA according to calculator yesterday using sock method