I've had it with hauling gallons of bleach and filling up our trash cans with nothing but bleach bottles.
I love the low the cost but the inconvenience has surpassed the cost savings.
I saw in my local Walmart today, 22.5# of granular chlorine for $69.
With 3 kids, wife and me, and sometimes a friend or two of the kids, using the pool almost every day, I use an average of 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day. The instructions on the granulated chlorine says 4-6 ounces provides around 4ppm (I know lots of other factors involved), but using that as a guesstimate, I figured if I can use 6 ounces a day, that's about $1.20 which is actually cheaper than bleach and just ONE BUCKET. Even if I have to use 8 ounces a day that's still on par with 1 gallon of bleach. But the main issue is not cost but convenience. I'm not willing to go overboard on cost, but even if my chlorine cost per day/week/month/whatever is an extra 10-20% (which would have me using around 10 ounces a day I THINK), then I'm all for it.
The 22.5# bucket should last almost 2 months. Two months of not hauling bleach bottles. Eventually I'm going to SWG.
But does anyone have any arguments or corrections to show that this is not a good deal or idea?