I have converted over to the BBB method this spring. So far, no algae issues, and am maintaining bleach levels at 8ppm with a TF-100 test kit and walmart bleach. However, I travel a lot, and the daily requirement can be cumbersome especially since I have to hand off to my 13-yr old to do it while I am gone.
I recently met a family that told me about this product called Pool Perfect + PhosFREE. They claim that this product eliminates the phosphates in the water which is an essential ingredient for algae growth. They have been maintaining their pool for several years now with no other chemicals BUT this product - at 8 capfuls once a week. WOW!!! Is this true? Can anyone validate this product for me? Even if I can use it once a week and move to using bleach once a week, that would be an improvement....
BTW - I am currently adding between 230-250 oz of bleach every day. I did the overnight test and am only losing about 1-1.5ppm overnight, so I just assume that this is a natural loss due to the heat of the Atlanta summer.