Taking the plunge and getting my own small starter pool. Bought a package from a local pool dealer but am not having their pool installer put it up (going with someone who I was referred to instead). The water will be trucked in by a local water company this Monday or Tuesday. I want to start off as trouble-free as possible. The pool package came with a starter kit consisting of SunGuard multishock (6-1# bags), a bottle of SunGuard Algaecide 60 and a 5# pail of SunGuard 3" stabilized chlorinating tablets. I plan to follow the temporary/seasonal pool steps on this site even though my pool won't be drained at the end of the season. If that is wrong and someone will point me in the right direction, I will greatly appreciate it! The package came with a minimal testing kit (chlorine and pH only) so I just ordered the TF one but don't think it will be here in time for the water delivery.
Also I purchased the automatic chlorinator before finding this site and deciding I want to try the BBB method. Other than periods of time when I'll be away and unable to care for the pool, I assume that I don't use it as the bleach go directly into the pool water at the return? Any links to preventative advice for those times would be greatly appreciated too.