after days of reading on this absolutely great site, i still have a few questions...
when i get my pool set up, (hopefully within a week or so) and i fill it (probably overnight) do i immediately shock it the next day or just test it (have the K-2006 kit on order) and then input results in pool calc and add whatever chemicals calc tells me to? obviously FC and CYA levels will be 0 so i have 8% bleach on standby and will pick up some stabilizer at pool store this next week. also got a box of borax and baking soda.
also, what about algaecide? do i need to add it immedately or wait a day, week, etc.? what is a good brand of algaecide and how often will i need to treat?
finally, this is a vinyl intex pool so from what im reading I should never need calcium chloride? (read somewhere on here i should have to ever add it to vinyl pool