I'm not really sure where this goes, so please feel free to move it if needed. I've just had something that's been kinda bugging me ever since I came across the whole BBB ideology. When I had my pool built recently, my builder included a Rainbow inline chlorinator. It seems that trichlor pucks are the most common way that people add chlorine to their pools unless they have a SWCG.
We know from being on TFP that maintaining a pool is definitely not rocket science. It's nothing more than a whole bunch of common sense. We know that trichlor adds CYA. We know that CYA is good up to a certain level, and bad if it gets too high. We know that pucks keep adding CYA and that it doesn't go away unless you drain water. So why the heck does the pool industry keep pushing trichlor on people? How can pool stores not realize the damage that they're doing to consumers through gross misinformation? Why aren't there other sources of good information out there like this site? I just don't get how people can be so wrong about maintaining pools. Are pool store employees incapable of simply saying, "I don't know" so they instead make everything up as they go along? Why hasn't anyone done anything to stop this madness? I just don't think I've ever come across a situation in my life where an entire industry was so wrong about so many things. Can anyone shed any light on this?