i have a Q around pool shock. my understanding of it is that shock "destroys organic contaminants and restores free available chlorine to the water", and shock is different than chlorine sanitizer. i use a little HTH pool shock in my 386gal spa on a weekly basis (maybe 1/4fl.oz) in an effort to reduce amount of Chlor Brite i use to sanitize. however, Chlor Brite says it is a sanitizer and shock, thus i am not sure i am helping any by using the additional HTH shock.
should i find a straight powdered chlorine, or use std bleach, and HTH shock, or just stick with Chlor Brite.
my water via current method has been clear and balanced (working on a high alk issue), and my k2006 test kit comes in a few days (test strips for now), should i change my method?