Sure. Just be mindful that your filter pressure could increase quickly with algae and such in the water. But moving things around and removing what you can now is a good idea.I guess it would be ok for me to turn on filter and start cleaning and vacuuming?
No, you must defeat any algae first. Once the water is algae-free and you begin to lower the FC, then you can transition into any iron/staining management.Do I need to treat this before slamming?
Exactly! Follow the steps in my post above (#11) and that will work. You have some serious bacteria tearing-up the new bleach (FC) you're adding, and you have to be consistent with that 10-min testing to break through that barrier. Once you do, you'll know it.How do you get the FC to 10? Pool calculation said 2 gallons. I have added much more than that and am only at 3. Do I just keep adding bleach?
If the sample turns pink for a moment and then turns clear again, or if it turns brown, add another dipper of R-0870.
The point is it should go clear while you are mixing and adding drops. If it changes back & forth "during" the mixing, that's when you may need to add just a little more powder.If left sitting on the counter, the sample will turn pink again one or two minutes after the test is completed. This is normal.