Making sure I'm on the right track here with this... started my SLAM on Thursday, 5/7/15 at 9pm. My pool was clear but not sparkling. My initial testing numbers showed CC=3 so started the SLAM. Here's my process so far...
pH=less than 7.0
Added bleach (to goal of 16) and Borax (to goal of 7.2)
5/8/15 at 630am
Added bleach (to goal of 16)
5/8/15 at 5pm
Added bleach (to higher goal of 20)
5/8/15 at 630pm
5/8/15 at 830pm
5/8/15 at 940pm
5/9/15 at 7am
Added bleach to goal of 20
5/9/15 at 1130am
CYA = 50-60? ***Rechecked my CYA again (because I had added some Wednesday to the skimmer before my test kit came since my strips were registering 0 - now I'm afraid it will go haywire!)
Added bleach to goal of 24 since the sun is shining and it's daytime...
I'm seeing blackish stuff in corners of pool and along edges - it brushes and vacuums right up so I'm not thinking it's algae but I've also never seen algae so I could be wrong.
Here's MY plan (correct me if I'm wrong):
1. Keep FC up today to shock level (20-24)
2. When testing later tonight, I'll recheck the CC level. If still 0.5, great!
3. When I check first thing tomorrow morning, if my FC loss is less than 1, I'll stop the slam. If it's not, then I keep going another day??
Opinions? Encouragement welcome? This is my first time....