I went to the pool store to get some conditioner (100% CYA) and the store owner recommended pouring it directly into the skimmer basket. I have read to hang it in a fishnet sack near the skimmer or off the ladder. What is the preferred method? Also, has anyone used pantyhose as an alternative to the pool net type material? I'm wondering if it will hold up the chemicals. Thanks for the advice ... my pool is complete now (just finished building it), I just need to chem it.