What an amazing webpage/forum that I found in TFP.
We bought a new home (built in 1980), and it has a nice clean pool. I continue to discover things, tools, and tricks to maintaining clean. My only approach at this time is to take a sample to my nearby store, and follow their advice.
1) Is that enough? My pool is clean, no algae, no cloudiness, but a voice tells me that I need to check for the levels of all those acronyms that we all know: CYA, FC, etc. Right? I imagine you want to see some numbers, but I am sorry, I have none. I bought a 5-way kit with the dyes, but I've yet to use it. Again, I rely on the pool store.
My original question
2) I truly hate to see the floating plastic buoey with the 3 inch chlorine disks, and so I discovered an inline chlorinator that would be completely out of sight. I can cut my pvc to make room for it, and goodbye buoey. However. At present I am running my pump every other day, and if I had an inline chlorinator the pool would only get that "dosage" every other day. I realize the delicate balance of chems in my pool is not reliant on those 3 inch disks.
Some of your thoughts? If someone has it installed, is it "better" than the buoey? Same thing? Personal preference?