Well, after a year on TFP and a previous summer with my starter pool, I thought I was ready and wouldn't need to slam for a while. Three straight days of storms and mountain of leaves later, my pool has taken on a green tint.
I apologize in advance for the length of this post.
For everyone on a mobile device, such as myself (storms knocked out cable and internet) I have an 18x34 agp with a 7ft deep end. I also have a TFP test kit.
It looked worse last night, but another round of storms was moving in, so I just dumped the skimmer, added my bleach, and ran for the house.
This is from this morning:
Pardon the mud, we're in between the build phase and the deck phase, and it keeps raining!
Anyway, I tested last night and of course chlorine was at 0. My CYA was 55 the last time I checked, but that was before our unseasonable monsoon hit. I put 121 oz of 8.25% bleach in, which was all I had.
This morning I tested again, back to 0, added 121 oz more bleach and headed to work. At lunch I made my first trip to Leslie's ever to buy a leaf rake.
It was sunny all day, and I got home to this:
Tested again, chlorine at 0, PH is 7.5, CYA is 40. Swept the pool, and then I pulled out as many leaves as I could.
Added 242 oz of bleach, and I will test again in a couple of hours.
After all of that, my first question is: the water doesn't look as bad as what I've seen on here, do I need to shoot for the full slam level?