Hello as the title says I am new to pool ownership I have read through the pool school section. I still have some questions on initial startup of the pool with new water and new liner. I was told by the local "Pool Store" no chlorine for at least 3 days but to add stablilizer and algeacide to the pool water. circulate the water for 24-48 hours then test the water before adding anything else. I just did a liner change as this home was a short sale and the pool was in poor shape. filled with city water my question I guess would be what does everyone recommend I have read a lot of articles some make it seem like rocket science others make it seem like a child could do it. the store said if you shock or treat to soon it will discolor the liner. Of course they also tried to sell me a few hundred in pool chemicals I would need. For now I picked up a hth test kit and after it is filled completely and filter is charged and running for a bit I was going to test the water right away to see how it stands as is. Any help would be apprieciated thanks.