My pool is about a month old now. I have the TF100 test kit and made a log for my water tests with info from this site on my goal levels.
I have my goals as FC 3-5, PH 7.5 to 7.8, TA 60-80, CH 50-300, CYA 70-80, Salt 3000PPM.
I was working on understanding CYA and SLAMing.
Yesterday my water tests showed FC 3.5, CC 0, PH 7.8, TA 120, CH 100, CYA 80, Salt 3200 ppm. My pool is normally very stable with just myself and my 6 yr old black lab using it. Yesterday my 2 yr old grandson and his parents came over and my grandson pooped while in the pool which has happens every time unfortunately. The last time I raised the FC it stayed around 10 for 3 days and I did not swim at all because I had seen in my SWG manual not to swim when the FC was above 3ppm. This was only his 3rd time swimming but I do not want to close my pool down for days every time he comes over.
I ran the chlorine test only this morning and got FC 2.5 and CC 0.5.
When considering if I should SLAM the pool I noticed the chart for target FC with SWG and my CYA of 80. It says FC 4 to 6 ppm and shock level 31....Should I be aiming for a FC of 4-6 ppm instead of the 3-5? With the CC at barely 0.5, will it go away with running my SWG longer?
So far I have only run the SWG for 4 hours a day. I leave the ozone on because I have a severe immune deficiency and just like that it can kill some things chlorine can't as effectively. I read all of the poop in the pool threads I did appreciate the comment from the nurse (my profession before becoming disabled) that we can over worry about catching stuff.
Please advise on my goal water levels and what changes I should make. Do you think I need to SLAM the pool at this point? If I do SLAM, it looks like my target FC is 31, how low does it have to be before I can swim again? Do you recommend dropping the PH for SLAMing. Also I read not to lower TA just to reach a number but mine is 120, does it need to be adjusted? Not sure if it can cause slight cloudiness to the water.
Thanks so much! I really love this site!!