Let me start by saying thanks to the knowledgeable folks here you got me away from Pristine Blue.
I have a new pool of 3 months now. The pool store started me out with Pristine Blue stating how easy to use it is. The Pristine Blue has been a real PITA. I had perfect water balance yet still had algae. I decided to look online for help and found these forums.
Today I went back to the pool store armed with an arsenal of info from this site.
I told the owner I had researched pristine blue online and had become familiar with the product. He nodded his head and said "lets get you started on chlorine. Im going to comp. you everything you need".
He comp'ed me new sand, a chlorine dispenser and the plumbing, chlorine, stuff to make the change from pristine blue and upgraded the pump to a 1 1/2 hp.
When he explained my 'new' maintenance schedule I fell over, chlorine is easier than pristine blue and at a fraction of the price.
I just wanted to thank the folks here. Even as a lurker I picked up so much info from these forums. Now can I go swim instead of brushing algae.