First - sorry if this has been answered (I didn't find it) or doesn't belong here...
Being the geek that I am, I'm trying to make sense of exactly what goes on during the whole chlorine process and shocking.
From the top...
I put chlorine in the pool
The chlorine finds "stuff" in the pool...sweat, microorganisms, whatever (?)
The chlorine does something to the "stuff"...what? For some of it, it combines with it to become chloramines. These don't sanitize anything and cause that distinctive "chlorine" smell.
Some of my chlorine gets broken down because of the sun. Where does it go?
When I shock, all that extra free chlorine does what to the chloramines? And where does all that chlorine go?
And, finally, and this may have been answered with the above questions, but, during normal operation, how does the chlorine get recycled so that my SWG doesn't eventually (and fairly quickly) just run out of NaCl to break down?
Thanks for tolerating me.