Ok before I read much info on this site I added Linear quat based algaecides to my pool which now has a funky smell. I think the source of the algae problem was an old filter (basically my husband started the pool with last year's moldy nasty filter in it, granted I should of checked). There wasn't a lot and no smell prior to adding that algaecide. I have been shocking it and adding bleach for the past 3 days, still smells and I will find a little green algae in the skimmer basket, by little I mean like a quarter sized amount or less if I was to push it together. Other than that the water is crystal clear.
I am pool stupid and my husband is out of town. So I read I should hourly be adding liquid bleach to the pool. Is this what you would recommend.
here are the results from the hth test strips, yes this kit sucks and I need to get the good one recommended on here.
I added the cy.acid to balance the pool, it is only about 3000 gallons (cheapy intex), so I added a little under a lb of the cy acid but the test strip shows the bare min but those HCH test strips are horrible and I know that isn't right. I guess I'll swing by a pool place and have the water tested and see if theey can test for algae too.
I guess I am asking if I am doing the right stuff.