Hi, I've been doing household bleach in the pool for a few weeks now (since I found this site) and it has worked great, water has stayed clean and clear.
My pool is just a glorified wading pool (intex 12' by 30") with a 530 gph filter pump. I keep the filter going almost constantly and rotate filters everyday (put the clean one in while I wash the other one down). When I clean the filters most of what is in there is a greyish sort of slimey stuff. I'm pretty sure I'm getting good circulation as anything too heavy to be picked up by the filter is deposited in a neat pile in the dead center of the pool floor, I can syphon that one pile off and lose barely a gallon of water.
Sorry, don't have any chemical levels to report as I'm just using some spa strips from walmart and keeping the chlorine about 3 or so (as well as I can tell from dip strips).
Anyway, there is no visible problem yet, just starting to notice a sort of "slippery" feel to parts of the pool wall and floor. is this the beginning of a problem? or is that why you guys sometimes talk about "brushing" the pool walls? if so, can I just use a scrubby pad or toilet bowl brush (new of course) to brush the pool down?