Had pool for 1 month now. Trying to get balanced. Filled with 28k gallons fairly soft water from the local reservoir + pool water company. Now using the chlorinator and 3" trichlor tablets and noticed I need to increase pH, TA and CH. I have used my Taylor test kit 2 times so I am no expert but it seems to be working right.
I have read some helpful threads about cal hypo vs. Trichlor vs. Bleach (BBB).
Four questions -
1) Once balanced can I just alternate month to month in the feeder betw cal hypo and trichlor pucks, to maintain balance?
2) Does cal hypo come in nice big cheap 3" pucks like trichlor?
3) If I use bleach, do I need to worry about the added salt that some of the experts have mentioned?
4) If I don't measure any CC's do I still need to shock or superchlorinate?
Thank you, great site.