New to the forum so very cautious about what steps I take with the pool. I have just received the clear choice labs test kit in so will be teaching myself on how to use it. I also took a sample to the pool shop for direct comparison. So in taking the plunge to test and maintain the pool myself I have some quick questions prior to SLAMing:
1. Its has been raining all morning, can I still test and SLAM.
2. On the pool shops advice I had a mustard algae problem a couple of weeks back which I bought an algecide to treat, since then pool dynamics have been haywire hence my plunge. I also got a chlorine concentrate to deal with what I thought was a black algae problem. Now, I am not sure if ewither have completely gone so I will SLAM the pool to start from scratch - is that the right apporach?
3. The pool due to the chlorine concentrate for treating black algae has been high - pool shop only measures to 10 but we think its above 25. I will do my own test today to determine and use the pool calc- It has been like this for 2 days (this is the 3rd), does this effectively mean I have started the SLAM already - CYA has been between 50 (2 days ago) and 70 from pool shop test today.
Thanks for any feedback.
I will post the process and results here if you dont mind just to ensure I am on the right path to enlightenment