Test for FC each time before you add chlorine and then add the amount that PoolMath tells you to get to your SLAM FC level (SLAM FC=12 if your CYA=30). It will seem like you are adding a whole lot of chlorine, but keep at it. It's likely to take several days, but the amount of chlorine use will go down as you progress through the SLAM.
Ok so I raised the FC to 16ppm last night. This morning it was at 11ppm. Added more and around 1pm my wife checked and it was about 8ppm. She added more. I checked at 5:30pm and it was 8ppm. I added more chlorine.
My question here is that there is still algae growing on the bottom. I brush and there’s a small amount in the deep end floors. Am I doing this right? Still a slight tint of green.
I am just now skimming this thread and, unless I overlooked it, you need to add 4 more lbs of CYA (stabilizer). That will get you to 30 ppm which is where you should be for the SLAM. You really didn't add enough to do a valid test.
I’ve been maintaining the chlorine pretty well the past few days. The water looks pretty clear and good. I’ve been brushing and running the robot vacuum. But I still see a small line of algae in a few spots and then when I brush the bottom it kicks up a small amount of what I think is algae as well. What am I doing wrong here? Or will this last for days?
Still continuing here. My main drain does not work so I just work from 2 skimmers. Do you think this will take a bit longer to get the dead algae out because of that? Also would dead algae not clump but just remain on the bottom when I brush it and look like dust as I brush? Or is that active algae. Trying to understand if I have active algae or just dead algae I need to get out.