Well I am finally getting ready to open my pool. The water has been sitting stagnant since I filled it last fall but has filled up over time due to rain. I am just finishing the plumbing now and I want to get it up and running. Needless to say it is a swamp. I had a pool guy come over yesterday to check it out and he said the fastest way to get it up and running would be to drain out most of the green water, clean out all the debris and refill the pool. He said this was the only way to get it up and running for the long weekend. The kids have been waiting forever to swim so I decided to do what he said. Now after I fill the pool back up he said to add 10 gallons of liquid chlorine to the 10,000 gallons of pool water. what concerns me is he wanted me to pour the two five gallon pails in at the stairs. He says that chlorine is heavier than water so it will sweep through the bottom of the shallow end down into the deep end and will kill the algae faster.
Now I thought I read that you don't want to have concentrated chlorine sitting on your liner for fear of it bleaching or staining it. keep in mind I have no main drains in my five foot deep end of the pool so that chlorine will probably sit there a while before it is circulated.
Should I do as he says?
Any input is appreciated