I finally received the kit but before I start I have a few questions.
I was away on vacation for a week and noticed green algae. I dropped some shock last night and let the pump run on high for about 5 hours. The water appears cleaner. I then decided to do my monthly filter cleaning and it was very green. I rinsed it till all the green was gone and the entire filter assembly. I decided to drop another shock treatment to ensure I got all the algae. Brushed the entire pool to make sure the green cloud from brushing was gone.
When should I start testing with the kit since I just shocked?
Also, I am using chlorine tablets but all of my reading on this forum suggests to not use it since it lowers PH. Is the alternative to use household bleach or liquid chlorine?
What are people using to raise PH? (Borax or Soda Ash)