I've been using a combination of the 1 lb powdered shock bags, and 3" tabs in the skimmer so far this year in our above ground pool. No problems so far. We had been using the Clear Value bleach from Walmart last year....that also worked well.
Now that we're out of the CV bleach, and nearly out of tabs, I was just wondering what the general consensus of you pool experts was. I can get a 50lb bucket of Nava brand 3" tabs from Amazon for $110 shipped, or I can get some generic bleach from Wally World or wherever, for whatever the going rate is. The 3" tabs are certainly more convenient for me, as 50 lbs of 3" tabs will last me a long time, and it saves me the trouble of slogging up to W mart for bleach. However if liquid bleach is that much better, or ends up being that much cheaper I'd go that route.
thanks for any input!