I have accomplished the goal after a month of diligently following the advice I received on this forum. I have my pool back, blue and crystal clear.
When I started on this forum it was green and cloudy. And just in time for us hosting Thanksgiving (Tomorrow) so I don't have to listen to my brother-in-laws comments about how crappy my pool looks.
This morning I finished doing my last 3 SLAM checks and passed:
1. CC is 0.5 or lower
2. AND you pass an OCLT
3. AND pool water is crystal clear with no visible sign of algae (dead or alive) on floor and walls.
and I know how to properly use my K2006c testkit you recommended. No more using "guessstrips." I am no longer going to the pool store for advice, that was an expensive waste of time.
My advice to others who may be in my spot. Follow the advice on this forum and TFP website. Most important, have patience and be very consistent.
Thank you to:
You're advice was spot on and very helpful. Thank you very much!
I owe you guys a beer or two!