First of all thanks to everyone for making such a great site. I will read and reread all the stickys and be sure to get you complete readings if I have a pool calc question. The pool calculator is awesome!
Can adding shock by sprinkling or broadcasting the granules on the surface of the water permanently damage or discolor a pool? The granules settled to the bottom of the pool and turned it a brownish color. After about 4 hours of direct sunlight it was significantly lighter but still marked. I imagine that over the next few days the spot will go away and the pool will be ok.
We are now mixing the shock with water BEFORE adding it to the pool.
Thanks for all the replies.