I have been having an algae problem for the past week. Problem is, I can't afford a good testing kit in the near future, but don't want to let my pool deteriorate into a swamp either. Our financial situation caused us to discontinue our weekly pool service, and I'm hoping with the help of this site, I can DIY this problem and then maintain the pool myself.
Over the past 48 hours, I've already poured in 34 (96 oz) bottles of 6% bleach. I pour in about 6 bottles, every 6 hours or so--I work & can't stay home to do it every hour. The pool improved a lot after the first application, but isn't really improving with each subsequent dose.
Any advice on how to tackle this without a testing kit? Please keep in mind that I am on a *tight* budget at the moment, so any expensive options are out of the question. Maybe this weekend, with more time on my hands, I can tackle this once & for all? Thanks in advance!