We have just purchased a new home and with it came a 36,000 gallon inground pool. It wasn't something we were looking for in our purchase but we fell in love with the house and have the pool as a bonus. Or so we hope After looking into the cost of traditional pool supply chemicals we've decided to go with the BBB method our first summer and see how it works for us. Others I've talked to also have purchased a Floatron device with says it cuts down 80% of chlorine usage. I found a used Floatron and purchased it.
Will the Floatron hurt the effectiveness of the BBB method? I know that i will be testing the level of the ions in the pool rather than the chlorine, but I am somewhat unsure of how this is going to play out.
Also, I've purchased "professional" test strips that test for TC, FC, pH, TA, and CYA...do I need to worry about CH? Is scaling a problem with inground concrete pools?
Any help would be very much appreciated!!! I've never owned or maintained a pool before and this is very overwhelming