Our IntelliChlor IC-40 Cell died a few years ago and at the recommendation of our local pool supply place, rather than replace it, I've been tossing chlorine pucks in a floater in my pool. I realize after stumbling on this site that this is not recommended -- I also realize, my water may need serious work. (However, the pool has been crystal clear for years.)
Until I get good at the maintenance guidelines on this site, should I take my water to the pool store and use what they recommend to get it where is should be?
After getting my chemistry back in order should I consider replacing the cell and using the SWG or just continuing without it as many people I've spoken with recommend?