I successfully completed the SLAM process few days ago, couldn't be happier with the results. In the mean time as I'm waiting for CF levels to drop (still at 22.5ppm today and keeping the pool continuously open as we're finally getting sunlight today!), I decided to deal with my TA levels as I need to get them down to 80ppm range from ~140ppm (since I've converted to salt right before I started with the SLAM).
So, I added 2 gallons of MA over the past 48 hours and as of today my TA is right around 100. I'm holding off on adding more for now as my pH is already at sub 7 levels, likely low to mid sixes. I've had the pool open and been aerating as much as I can, but still I think my pH is pretty **** low and I'm hesitating to start adding Borax until I can do a definitive test on the pH level.
Any suggestions for the best approach at TA and pH in this situation? And is there any tricks on getting the chlorine to come down quicker other then sunlight?
Also, wife and the kids are on my case about using the pool today and im a bit hesitating on letting them swim with pH being that low... I know FC being at over 20 is ok and my CC is at zero, but im worried about pH... Is it safe?
And finally, I had my heat pump bypassed during the entire SLAM process as really didn't want to subject to these high levels of chlorine if I didn't have to, but now as the FC levels are slowly going down, am I OK to get the water flowing back through the heater again? What are the chlorine levels considered not safe for the heater? (I have new heat pump with titanium heat exchanger).
Thanks as always folks!