I'm just waiting for my taylor k 2006 to arrive before I refill the pool so I've been reading up a storm in pool school and Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools. I can see that one of my first steps will be to shock the pool and I'm wondering if shock differs a lot from one brand to the next.
Of course, being an uneducated newbie, I went to the pool store after my 1st fill and gave them a water sample. I came home with $400 worth of chemicals. So now I'm wondering if I will use any of it??
The brand of everything that I bought was Bioguard. The shock doesn't have any information on the packaging or the website as to what is in it but it does say 6 in 1. Will that be acceptable shock to use for the first steps?
Here's the other stuff I came home with too (all Bioguard):
Tabguard Tabs 200g
lo 'n slo
balance pak 200
off the wall ( a cleaner which by the way too all the blue ink off the wall of my nice new pool)
and of course 4 way test strips
I have read that I will likely use the lo 'n slo, but what about the other stuff? Will I be able to put it to use? I'm a little afraid of the algecide after my last cloudy episode .