I currently use an automated Tab Chlorine System. After spending the last few days reading everything I can find on this board (which is a lot) I am having difficulty making an educated estimate for my Stenner needs. I am trying to maximize ease of use, not necessarily the most expensive route, but not really money adverse either.
I want to buy a system, Install it, and then tinker with flow-rates and such without going through an intermediate step of manually buying and dosing with liquid chlorine ... and the peak season is over anyway, so I still want to get a system in place now that can scale up next year.
So my questions:
1) My pool holds 30,000 gallons of water. How much chlorine will I be using on average during the peak months and what is the most I can store outside considering chlorine breaks down with time and temperature.
I live in Austin Texas :Austin summers are usually hot and humid, with average July and August highs in the mid-90s °F (34–36 °C). Highs exceed 90 °F (32.2 °C) on 109 days per year, and 100 °F (37.8 °C) on 12. This last year we had 27 consecutive days with 100-degree highs.
I know that their are all kinds of variables -- but is it reasonable to get a 30gal container, or is that clearly too big. It seems that most people are using 15 gallon containers ... is this a kind-of "magic" point between ease of use and chlorine disintegration?
1a) How long will chlorine be viable in this heat? (Assuming it is UV protected). I may use regular 6%, or may have access to 12.5%.
2) Which pump? It seems to me that I can do everything with the Stenner45MP1 Single Head Fixed Output Low Pressure Pump, for 10$ more I can get the high pressure -- is it safe to assume that my pool output is under 25psi? Or is 10$ good insurance?
Thanks in advance... I will certainly have more questions later about how to automate this with my existing electronics, but I want to get this part working first.