Hi all, I am a new pool owner and therefore acting like it is my first-born. Very very paranoid that somehow I will end up turning it all to ash. So, it was just installed last week, it is an outdoor salt pool with a brand new liner. The liner is very dark blue so of course I am super concerned about bleaching it. However, it sat for a day or two before our chlorinator got the FC up to about 3.5. Therefore, algae... It's not bad, just a slight green tinge to the pool. However we tried algaecide and it didn't work so we're thinking Shock. We've purchased the Power Powder Plus from Leslie's. They recommended 3 bags even though that's over our pool size, but I guess a little too much can't hurt. Better than not enough. My question is this: How do we do this so it doesn't bleach our beautiful new dark liner!? It says on the bag to NOT dissolve before putting it in pool. Many places I've seen said to not dissolve the granules first. Why? I'm not sure. But I have seen the opposite advice as well. What to do? Help...
FC = 3.4
Calcium = 0 (it was filled with well water)
pH = 7.2
TA = 110
CYA = 30ish