I am brand new to this fab site and as I'm reading through I realize I need to get an upgraded test kit, but also see that time is of the essence when nipping algae in the bud. That said, I don't have a chemical reading to post, other than noting my CHLORINE is off the chart HIGH. My water was well on the way to sparkling, but started to get cloudy and overnight algae has settled on the sides, bottom and steps. Comes off easily with a wire brush, suspends in the water and is green - cloudy enough now that I cannot not see the bottom of the 11' deep end. Is there anything I can do while I wait for my new test kit to arrive? Should I drain some water and add fresh? Is there a definite consensus on the best test kit and where to buy?
thanks in advance for any advice/input!!