Having been on here just a short while, and having only had a pool for the 3rd season now, this is the first year of having a decent clue what it's all about. My short stint here thus far is proving to be a huge learning experience, far more than I anticipated when I first stumbled in. At first when I saw this business about the BBB method, I thought, "Why go to that effort when I've got a perfectly good system already?" It wasn't until I noticed that once CYA reaches a certain point, you've got to drain the pool a lot...I then thought I needed to look a bit further into this. For now, I've got no worries as my CYA is very low...zero at last test with The Strips (TF100 is en route) but that likely isn't true. I honestly had no idea about the CYA in that there is no means of getting rid of it short of draining the pool. I do NOT want to do that if I can help it, though I can if I have to since I'm on a well.
So, here I sit wondering what to do and when to do it. I really don't want to mess with having to add chlorine manually since the tab feeder works great IMHO, so then I ponder adding this Liquidator gibrone you guys talk about. So on the other hand, I don't want to fool with plumbing this thing in either. But...the CYA does seem like something to be very cognizant of, so I'm not dismissing it either. Or, can the SWG be used in place of bleach? I haven't quite figured out ALL the parts mentioned on here and their specific task.
Curious, can you get 3" tabs w/o CYA in them? Wouldn't that be one solution?
This whole site is Bitter-Sweet in that I now feel enlightened, but now I'm even more ticked off at the local pool store for giving me flat-out WRONG information every time I go there. Not to mention their high prices and pushing every chemical on the shelf. They are a one-off mom & pop shop, but seem just as off-track as the franchises.