I've read extensively in the Pool School section and came away with a few questions that I didn't see answered anywhere else, hopefully I'm not in violation of protocol here.
We just had to replace our liner (pool was new to us about 18 months ago when we bought the house and over this winter it developed large tears). The liner folks finished cutting the skimmer and autofill holes yesterday and I will be finishing the fill today.
I ordered a Taylor test kit per the recommendations but apparently it's coming from across the country and won't be here until Tuesday so I have no base numbers yet. With the warm weather, I don't want the 28000 gallons of water I just put into this thing getting bad before the kit arrives so I am looking for some advice.
1) Do any of the seasonal pool tips in Pool School not apply due to the vinyl liner? I was told to never use anything but liquid chlorine in a vinyl pool, wanted to make sure that the Dichlor listed in there is still OK.
2) Should I add bleach or Dichlor to the pool without knowing the PH prior to the kit arriving?
3) If the pool calculator says I need 340ish ounces of bleach to get to a FC of 6 from 0, does the chlorinating properties of the Dichlor change that amount?