Hi All.... I'm a greenhorn at pool ownership (stress the green). I've been lurking around TFP the last week trying to read as much as possible. My pool is a green mess right now and I'm planning on doing my first SLAM. However, before I get started, there's still a few questions that I haven't been able to find answers to yet.
It's a ~22k Pebbletec pool with an In-Floor cleaning system withOUT return jets and one skimmer. The pool is surrounded by large oak trees and the In-Floor cleaners are completely inadequate but that is a separate issue. It has an attached spa with waterfall. The in-floor, skimmer, and waterfall are all powered by a single Pentair Intelliflo VS pump.
1. Adding liquid chlorine - I know most people add their liquid chlorine in front of the return jet. Since I don't have any return jets, what is the best method of adding bleach/chlorine without damaging the pebbletec?
2. Pump Speed - I realize the pump needs to be running continuously during the SLAM. Can I be running the pump at a very low RPM just for circulation? What speed do those with VS pumps run at?
3. Prior to finding TFP, I purchased an HTH 6-Way test kit from Walmart (poor choice I now realize).... See LINK. What do I need so I can perform the SLAM. Is there any reagent that I can purchase separately (preferably from Amazon so I can start sooner)?
4. Since I work from home I can stay on top of the SLAM pretty well during the week. However, I will be out of town for at least the next few weekends. I know this isn't ideal, but will I have any success SLAMming if I can't touch it for 2 days?
I appreciate any help you guys can give me. I tried searching for as many answers as possible. I'm pretty new to all this so pardon me if any of my questions are obvious!