Hello, I'm still trying to understand all this. We had the pool last year and had a serious algae bloom at the end of the season. I just left it until reopening about 2 weeks ago. I completely drained the entire pool, scrubbed the whole thing, put in a new cartridge filter and refilled. Looks good so far. I am interested in using the bleach/baking soda/borax method. I don't mind to shock it once a week. Is this a good plan? If I use the BBB method, will I still need an algaecide? I have a 3 way test kit and 3 way test strips. Do I need something better than that?