So, last week, I bought granular shock and more tablets...then I remembered the BBB forum, and did my research on pool school. Ordered my kit on Amazon (through the link), it should be arriving today. My tablets in my chlorinator are almost gone, so it's BBB for me!
Decided to return the 15 lbs of tablets I bought. (Already opened the shock and used the one...so i'll just hang onto the other 4). Guy at the store asked why I was returning and I said I was going to use just liquid chlorine (bleach) - he looked at me like I was crazy. "You need more than just liquid chlorine", and hinted at some other stuff. "so you still want to return this?" I said "yep" - he decided to ask one more time. Yes, please.
Headed to Aldi after that and got a 4pk to get started. Thanks everyone for your help, i'm sure i'll have questions soon lol.