I love this site. Plain and simple. I love free information from folks with experience that like to teach. I'm one of them. If I have info, I'll share it.
My dad went to the pool store the other day. He's having some algae problems (yellow) and he doesn't really think that the BBB method would work so he goes to them for advice. He's easy to teach though, if I can just show him results doing BBB He'll be hooked. The thing is, he really only needs the Bleach. His PH and Alkalinity are at normal ranges. He just uses one of those tablet feeder jobs to chlorinate, and his levels of FC are always at 1 or less.
I had him dump a couple gals worth of bleach in his pool, but he didn't maintain. He just did that initial dump which would have lasted a few days and then been eaten up by our hot sun already this time of year. Probably not very effective. So he tells the pool store lady about that, and she tells him NEVER to put bleach in his pool because it adds "phosphates" to the water. That is something that I've not heard addressed here yet. Is that true, and if so, what harm could it do?
BTW, she then sold him two bottles of her liquid chlorine (not bleach) at about 5 bucks a gal. If I remember what he said correctly.