I am on day 7 of our SLAM. We are making some progress, but it is very slow. I have a few questions:
1. The main drain on our pool is not hooked up (very old pool, short sale house), so we are only drawing from the skimmer. Is it even possible to complete a SLAM this way? I feel like we are just re-circulating the clear water, not the green.
2. I want to double check my math:
24k pool, Plaster, IG
Shock level = 16
Is that right? I feel like I am very low compared to other threads I am reading.
3. We have an automatic cover. We spent HOURS last weekend cleaning it 2 inches at a time to get rid of algae. We have not put it back on during the SLAM, but I am thinking if we put it on, it may help the process move a little faster. Any opinions?
4. We have a variable speed pump. Any recommendations on which setting to use? Right now I have it at the 3400, but I can only imagine what that is doing to my electric bill. Does it matter which speed I run?
Thanks a bunch. I have tried really hard to look before asking any questions, but I am still a little clueless.