Life/weather/etc got in the way and our pool didn't get closed last year (a mistake that will not be made again). It sat uncovered all fall and winter. May was rainy and filled with activities that kept us from making any attempt and fixing our problem. My husband has been the main person responsible for taking care of the pool and has a pretty good understanding of the tests and the TFPC method, but work is busy, so I'm trying to learn, so I can help out more and we can tackle getting our pool back.
Yesterday the pool was brownish-green and we tested the water (TF-100) with the following results:
CYA under 30
We turned the pump on and I stayed on emptying the basket every 30 minutes and scooped (and scooped, and scooped) lots of leaves out most of the day, also vacuuming and brushing. I scooped out some kind of fur late in the afternoon and freaked out and put 2 jugs of bleach in and called it a day. This morning, the pool is a cloudy teal color, and I tested again, with the plan to start SLAMming, didn't test TA or CH, with these results:
CYA under 30
So, I need to get my CYA up before I start, correct? If I'm reading the pool calculator correctly, I need to add 19oz of CYA? Once I do that, I know that it takes up to a week to see a change in those numbers, so do I hold off on starting the SLAM until I see a change in numbers or just assume that it's doing it's thing and proceed as planned?
Any help or advice would be appreciated! I know it might take a while, but my only goal is to have it ready sometime this month.