I've had a pool for about 2 years and have always used the overpriced Leslie's pool chemicals. Never had problems with the pool, but I do have a problem with the prices I have to pay for everything. I happened across this forum and am intrigued to say the least. It doesn't seem like rocket science, especially with keeping the ph/alkalinity balanced with baking soda and borax.
However, my question is with the chlorine. I currently have an automatic feeder and have just recently purchased a 35 lb bucket of 3" tabs. I do like the conveniece of the feeder and if the tabs are my only "pool chemical" expense that's ok with me. But can i keep using those, at least until they are gone, and use bleach just as shock (to replace the tri-chlor granules they sell that I am almost out of)? Can I use BBB and continue to use the 3" tabs as the regular chlorine delivery system?
Sorry if it is a dumb question