First post and new to TFP !!
Used the SLAM method for the first time this year and had great success. Our pool is very clear and things seem to be going well.
There is always a stated "range" of where the various levels should be, but I was wondering if you had suggestions as to where they should be for my particular pool situation - particularly the TA and CH as they seem to be the levels that are usually the farthest off of the "normal ranges". The pool calculator is awesome but am not sure what I should use for my "target" levels.
Right now levels are at:
TA 175 (this seems high but some of your posts suggest that 175 is ok)
CYA 30 (I can barely see the dot at 30 ppm and I also SLAMMED at the CYA 30 level)
I added Borax the first day for PH levels and haven't had to add any additional Borax or Baking Soda since then.
I lose about 2ppm of FC each day and add bleach in the evenings, which brings me to my next question:
Is it better to test the water and add the necessary products in the morning or evening?
Thanks for a great way to take care of my pool!!