I am still confused about using liquid bleach instead of chlorine tablets. I understand that the tablets can increase CYA levels but using them with a chlorinator seems safer and easier than handling liquid bleach. Some of the pool contractors in my Houston area also discourage using liquid bleach as it adds dissolved solids to the water.
Is there any truth to the dissolved solids issue? I just wonder if the incremental cost of using chlorine tablets is that much more than using liquid bleach and CYA because my pool faces the West and liquid chlorine is definitely going to be used up by the hot sun.