Okay gang, so we just bought a house in the Dallas area with a pool, been here for about 2 months. We inherited a pool guy who was taking care of the pool for the previous owners, but after reading on this site for the past month or so and the pool starting to grow algae, we decided to get rid of the pool guy and take care of it ourselves. He was using 3" tabs for chlorination in a floater.
After reading through pool school and a bunch of posts about SLAMing and caring for the pool I was sure I had it down and would not need to ask questions, guess I thought wrong!
So here it goes...
Taylor K2006 test kit arrived yesterday, I know we have minor algae in the pool but the water looks perfectly clear, except right after brushing. Brushing causes the pool to turn slightly clouding green, then clears after a couple of hours of filtering and settling. Last weekend I completely disassembled the DE filter cleaned it and re-loaded the DE.
Just ran a full test on the pool...
FC = 3.5
CC = .5
PH = 7.4
TA = 80
CYA = 90
CH = 350
My plan is to perform a SLAM to completely kill off the algae, but I question first is with the CYA high and CH slightly high should I do a partial drain and refill to lower those first or after the SLAM. I plan on lowering them just not sure if it would be better first or second.
Also one other question, my backwash drain line is tied into the city sewer line in front of my house. Is this normal or good or bad?
Thanks for your thoughts!