I'm new to this site and am doing my best to take in all the information I can. However, as I sit here reading, my algae is growing exponentially. I ordered one of the test kits that was recommended...and now I wait for it to be delivered. I tried to find the testers locally, but couldn't find the ones recommended.
The pool started turning green 2 days ago and I upped my chlorine. I have an automatic chlorine feeder that I've been adding tablets to daily and it's set to the highest setting. I'm concerned that I don't know if I'm using the proper amount of chlorine to do the job (or too much). After reading info on this site, I am now running the filter 24/7, vacuuming the pool and backwashing the filter. The PH is about 7.4 and Chlorine is about 2.0. Though my kit is old and I have doubts about it's quality.
I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on how to "Hit Hard" and start killing off the algae without having my test kit yet.