Wondering about cons and virtues of these methods...
- 1. Slowly pouring into skimmer to run through pump and settle on sand in filter. Over a few days, it can dissolve from there
2. Tube sock filled and placed in skimmer basket. Will dissolve from there.
3. Tube sock hanging in water, in front of skimmer intake. Dissolves into water, then most will be immediately circulated via skimmer intake.
Option 1 and 2 seem the easiest. Option 3 seems to mean a pole braced over the edge to hang it from so a little more hassle. Option 1 means no backwashing until you are sure that it has all dissolved. Option 2 and 3 seems to be both talked about in the forums...
Just for fun, I asked a PS and they said, "Why would you use a sock? That's just silly " (see, it was fun)
What's your opinion?