Hi all - I have a SWG and have never owned a straight chlorine pool so am clueless as to the true costs of using bleach versus chlorine tablets. I was talking to a friend that uses tablets about BBB when I realized I really didn't know enough to try and talk them into switching to BBB! So now I am curious:
- is using bleach really that much cheaper than getting a good online deal on a bucket of tablets?
- for those using tablets, in the summer when chlorine use is theoretically the highest, how quickly does one go through, say, a 35 lb bucket of chlorine tablets (looking at Leslie's on sale for ~$65 right now)
- for those using bleach, how often do you have to dump bleach into your water in order to maintain a good Cl level?
I'm sure there are more considerations that these, so feel free to bring up arguments, for and/or against using bleach versus tablets.