I just had to do a vinyl liner change on my pool. In the past I have used pristine blue. I have never really had any problems with pristine in the past except for a few times I had an issue with high phosphates. I have read about others having issues with pristine blue. I go to my pool store every 2 weeks to have my water analyzed. I travel frequently so am not at home to test daily. I have probably at least a seasons (maybe 2) worth of pristine blue. Since I have never had major issues with Pristine should I go ahead and do the startup with Pristine? Or would you recommend me switching to something else at this point? Also what is your recommendation as far as covering or not covering a pool for winter?? Its a short winter here and I am unsure which way would be most cost effective... I have brand new liner and pump and was going to get a brand new filter at the start of next season.
Thanks in advance for your help