New pool owner here. The guy from the startup pool service told me to dissolve the chlorine tablets by placing 3-4 per week in my skimmer basket, but I've seen the floating chlorinator devices for sale at the pool store and was wondering if they really provide any additional benefit. I understand that as the device floats around the pool, the slowly dissolving chlorine is getting deposited throughout the pool. But don't I really get just about as much distribution by just dissolving them in the skimmers and letting the chlorine get deposited throughout the pool via the returns?
Any advice on whether I should bother using the floating chlorinator?