[Note: I've changed the title now that I went with the Liquidator]
I've been posting my algae problems over HERE, and the pucks have caused me more headaches than their convenience offsets. I'm going to have to half drain my pool again this year to cut my CYA levels to a manageable level so my chlorine can do it's job against the relentless algae.
I was leaning towards a Liquidator as it seemed the easier solution, but I've been warned about some issues with the LQ. The Stenner sounds like a nice option, but requires the addition and wiring of another timer (already running one for the pump and one for the Polaris), plus the cost of the pump and tank. Adding another intermatic timer will add $100+ to the cost to begin with, though in theory I could put the polaris on a manual switch I guess. Is a standard Intermatic Mechanical timer precise enough to run a Stenner accurately?
I think the non-mechanical LQ is probably my preference because of the simplicity, and that any problems tend to be with the valves which can be replaced pretty easily. The downside being it probably requires closer management. My wife has given me the green light to make the decision, but that hasn't helped. I wish she said the pump was too expensive!