I've been reading lots of posts about SLAMing my pool and you guys helped me decide on a new DS pump when mine was DOA this year so I'm hoping for a little more help!
Getting ready to start SLAMing my pool tonight. I didn't cover it so I've spent the last couple days cleaning out all the gunk from the bottom and think that I've got at least 90% of the leaves etc out. Just had my water tested at a pool store and these are their results. (I bought a test kit last year but didn't realize it didn't have the FAS DPD test in it until this year(I might not be a smart man but I now know what FAS is and I'm stopping on the way home from work to buy some.) My water is way out of whack as you would suspect so I'm wondering if I need to just jump right in to throwing chlorine in or if I have to get other numbers closer to what they should be before putting in the bleach so I won't just be wasting time and money.
FC - .12
CC - .07
TC - .19
PH - 8.6
TA - 37
Cal - 113
CYA - 2
Salt - 1500
TDS - 2000
My current water is green and slimy. Filter is starting at about 20lbs pressure and builds to around 30 over the day.
I put my numbers into the Pool Math calculator and think this is what I need to do.
Start with adding 20lbs of Baking soda (10lbs at a time) wait a couple hours and add 2 cups of Muratic Acid then a couple hours later add 30 lbs of calcium chloride. Go to bed and in the morning test and see where I am. If my numbers are close to what they should be I'm going to start the SLAM process by adding 10 Gal of bleach first thing in the morning. I just have to teach my wife how to do the FAS-DPD test and have her maintain the FC levels until I get home tomorrow from work.
Do I really need to add 11 bags of salt? Or will that change with the SLAM? If so can I go ahead and throw that in the pool when I start this process or should I wait?
I would appreciate anyone who can correct me on anything I need to do different.
thanks for any help!