We've been waging an on-going war with green algae this summer. In late July, my husband used silver algaecide (recommended by a local pool cleaning/supply company) and it cleared the pool up - it was sparkling. Then we had some rain and left town on vacation and returned to a green swamp. We tried using the silver algaecide again, but it didn't seem to work at all.
I have now read everything in Pool School and I've read several posts on how to tackle the algae. I ordered the TF100 test kit today, and I'm hoping it'll be in by this weekend (pleasepleaseplease). My question: given the current state of the pool (dark green and cloudy - 3 ft visibility in shallow end) and the fact that I won't be able to monitor it hourly until I'm off on Saturday, should I do anything to it in the meantime? Should I add a couple of gallons of bleach daily? Run the pump at all? Or just leave it in its current state until I'm able to devote my time to it?