I haven't set up the intex pool yet as I'm trying to get everything and become knowledgable of the pool world before I start maintaining the pool. Ive purchased the hth6 way test kit for now. The dichlor I've seen on Amazon some say they have sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione. Is the the same as dichlor pool school speaks of? Is there any specific dichlor anyone could recommend- brand, bag/container?
Based on my pool I'm guessing I should get 6 one pound bags of dichlor. Is this enough to start for the first four days?
After the four days I should start using the regular bleach? I just pour it into the pool? This just sounds weird to me especially since bleach is such a bad thing but I know in the pool world it's the best for the water. Since I'm going to do this method I won't need a chlorine dispenser correct?
I plan on getting a solar cover since where the pool will be my neighbor's lovely tree hangs over my fence (we will be cutting as many branches as possible) but thanks to that tree we get a lot of leaves on our side. Will the solar cover help prevent the chlorine level from dropping or is it a bad idea to get the solar cover?