Our pool water was swamp green 2 days ago and had been that for a week. My husband did some research and relayed it to me. I attacked the pool hard on Wednesday. We only have the test strips so I was at least able to see when our chlorine got low. Yesterday morning the water was a light blue but it was very very cloudy. I took a water sample to the local pool store. They said all the levels looked good. He explained that the cloudiness was the dead algae and to use Floc and Vac. This morning it was still just as cloudy but now it has a slight green tint. I then found this site and did my research. The pool store didn't have any of the test kits that have been recommended on here. They only had the test strips. I am about an hour from a Leslie's pool store so going there wasn't an option. Now I know that I need the good test kit in order to win this battle against the algae. I ordered my test kit and should have it on Monday or Tuesday.
I said all that to ask this.... Should I continue adding bleach until I get the test kit or do I stop and start over once I get it?