I have a 16'x48" Coleman Power Steel pool that was set up this week. We filled the pool and added chemicals yesterday. I put in 10% chlorinating liquid (Pool Essentials brand) according to what the Pool Math Calculator said. I then added the stabilizer (CYA) granules to the pool. When I saw that it was powder VS liquid, I thought it must dissolve in the pool... so I poured my 21 oz of stabilizer in the pool directly. This was yesterday at 5pm. Today at 9am as I take the cover off to get the pool cleaned and ready for swimming, I see the granules have not dissolved. I come inside and read that they were supposed to be placed in a sock and put in the skimmer basket.... oops.
Now I have a few questions... Since I don't have a skimmer basket, where do I put this sock full of powder at? By sock, does it mean like a sock you actually wear on your foot or a mesh bag? (I'm an aquarium owner.. something like a filter sock?) I am going to try and run the pool vacuum and get the granules up that way, then keep them in the pool. I saw that the CYA doesn't show up on a test kit for a week... does that mean I need to wait a week before swimming so I can insure that the levels are good before I get in?
Sorry, I'm a complete noob at this. Owning a pool has been more complicated than I ever imagined it would be.