I started SLAMing last Thursday. I had readings of
CYA - 45, which seems reasonable as I brought it down from 60 with a partial drain
PH - 7.5
With yellowish water( no real algae growth, just leaves/pollen)
I've been maintaining FC around 18 for the past 6 days.
First night FC dropped from 26.5(which was probably high due to only waiting 30 mins after adding 5+ just of bleach) down to 10
Second night, dropped from 18 down to 13.5
Third night dropped from unknown(wasn't around from afternoon on) to 13
Fourth night dropped from 18 down to 17
Fifth night dropped from 18 down to 17.5
Sixth night dropped from 18.5 down to 14
The water hasn't cleared much at all over that time. It feels with last night that the process has gone backwards, i.e. larger chlorine loss overnight.
The pressure hasn't changed much on my cartridge filter over the process, as I had just cleaned it and there isn't much, if any debris in the pool.
Should I clean out the cartridges on my filter again? Should I just wait a few more days? Any help would be appreciated!