I'm in the middle of switching from triclor pucks to BBB...algae was eating my lunch and boy was I throwing some $ at the pool supply store buying the dang things only to find out here that CYA was my problem. Anyway, what's the best option for vacations that keep me from the pool for up to 2 weeks? I was considering Calcium hypo pucks, I can afford the CH right now. Since I know everyone loves numbers!!!! Here's what I started with a couple of weeks ago:
And of course lots of algae and extraordinary triclor demand.
I've been working at it for 2 weeks have drained 36" so far and used about 15 jugs of bleach and today results are:
So I've still a ways to go, but thanks to all for the fantastic information! Ya'll have really got it together.