I am so excited to find you!! The economy has hit hard at my house and pool chemicals are not in the budget this summer! We are ready to treat the water for the first time but we want to use BBB. My test kit is not intact so I am flying blind until I get a new one. The water has turned terribly green over these last few days and I am not sure where to start. Do I add bleach first? I will pick up another test kit when I go to town, but I really wanted to pick up something to get started on treating the green. Again, since money is a factor, I didn't want to start treating with the wrong chemical. I just figured starting with bleach would be a safe bet. I would appreciate any help. I have read what type of test kits you recommend, but I am not sure if I can find one in my small town. I usually just get one from wal mart. Is that terrible? Thanks in advance for helping me out!