I went to the local Pool Supply store to pickup 4 of my 8 free gallons of Hasa Chlorine. The guy behind the counter isn't a fan of Liquid Chlorine. It seems that everyone has an opinion on what they like and what works best (he did think Nature 2 was worthless). He prefers to use Chlorine Tablets (1 float per 10,000 gal, 5 tablets per float, fill them up as necessary).
His concern with the LQ was rising PH level. He tells me that it will take a lot of Acid to keep the PH in Balance. He thinks about a gallon of acid every week or two (at about $9 each). I have fairly hard water and he thinks the LQ will make scaling worse.
If I keep the Chlorine and Acid level in check, does all the calcium (that will cause scaling) stay in the water and not on my tile?
Has anyone done a price comparison (say on a yearly basis) for the various Chlorine Methods? (Salt, Liquid, Tablets, Nature, BBB, etc)