Hello everyone. So, typical story... I bought a house, it came with a pool, I thought. Take off the tarp and find a swamp. The previous owner had closed the pool down 2+ seasons ago, so not really sure.
To date, I got the pump running (has been running virtually non stop for 4 or 5 days now), added a pH reducer, shock, tri-chlor tablets (that I have since removed), algaecide, and two doses of clarifier. I removed the tri-chlor because they have the stabalizer in them, and our CYA was already pretty high.
Here are my numbers as of a couple hours ago.
FC - 7.5
pH - 7.8
CYA -Roughly 60
TA - 110ppm
CH - 160
After all this, my pool is way less a swamp, but still not swimmable. There is a lot of foam on the surface, and the water is really cloudy. I was reading up on the SLAM method and was wondering if I should do that, since I have, comparatively, clean water. Any and all advice/tips/recommendations, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
I also have to say thank you to JVTrain for being the first, and only so far, person to reply on my introduction post on this.