Question, did I do a partial slam? And should I continue?
Here is the setting.
This morning at 7:30 I performed all tests allowed by the T100. My Results:
Cl@0.5, Br@1.0, pH@7.8, FC@0.5, CC@0.5, TC@1.0, CH@725, TA@280, CYA@85
I did the pool math and followed the recommendation of adding 4 gal (8.25) bleach.
While viewing the pool, with my new polarized sunglasses, I detected and incredible amount of "Gray Dust" all over the entire, underwater surface and the inside of the ladder.
I performed a thorough vacuum to waste, while adding water to keep from losing suction. Upon completion I added my remaining 1/2 Gal of bleach. I back washed and rinsed the DE filter and added approx 100oz (3, 32oz Kwikshop cups). I saw no rise in pressure from 19psi on tank. Why not? Do I need more DE?
I took a break and went to Sam's for more bleach, which I have not added any. I am currently filling the pool up to approximately 2/3 level on the skimmer inlet.
My current results as of 4:30pm are:
Cl@5.0, Br@10, pH@7.8, FC@11.5, CC@1.0, TC@12.5, CH@625, TA@260, CYA@57
Pool math wants MA to lower the pH and to continue to "waste" water.
My thoughts. Should I go ahead, raise the FC to the recommended 24, vacuum to waste again tomorrow, spend every evening this week continuing to clean?
The big variable is, I start National. Guard Annual Training next week. I will initially be out of town for 3 days, then spend approximately 12+ hours/day working a mixture of days and nights.
I'm looking for a conservative way to keep the pool going during the time I won't be able to commit extra time. My wife may do some, but with two smalls, studying for her FAA ATP exam and working on her Masters, additional pool maintenance is more than I can ask, but they will probably use the pool.