I've been doing lots of reading on automatic chlorination and have some questions before I make the final decision.
Automatic Chlorinators that use the Hockey Pucks
Main disadvantage to these seem to be raising the CYA level, correct? Is there anything else? Do they work well otherwise? Are they pretty much in the "Not Recommended" category because of the CYA issue? Also, what's the difference between these and just putting the pucks in my skimmer basket? Less hardware corrosion?
Seems to be a good solution, albeit you may have White Stuff issues that cause it to require regular cleaning. How often is regular? Once every 2 weeks?
Also seems to be a good solution, but when I called the pump company, they stated that they too develop white stuff that needs to be cleaned regularly. Why would one choose this solution then over the Liquidator when they cost so much more?
Salt Water Generators
Seems to be a good solution as well. Higher initial upfront costs, however long term is this the cheapest solution since you don't have to add chlorine? Also, when looking them up in the online stores, I got confused. Do I need to replace a $150 part of it every season? Or once it's installed I'm done and nothing needs replacement (assuming it doesn't break)? Also is there any regular cleaning required?