I purchased a home with a pool that has not been operation for 10 months. I just purchased Hayward SP2300 VSP pump. I plan on replumbing all exposed pipes. It currently has an inline chlorinator and Hayward perflex DE filter. I was planning on removing inline tablet chlorinator and purchasing a new filter. I am undecided on cartridge filter or DE filter. From my online reading the trichlor tablets are not good to use in the pool due to increase CYA. If kept a DE filter on system would the back washes be enough to remove CYA so I can keep an inline chlorinator?Also, I am in florida and we do get a lot of rain so I know I will be draining pool on occasion. My issue is I work 24hr shifts and sometimes 48hr shift or even 72hr shift so I would not be home to manually add bleach. Also where is a good place to purchase 3 way ball valves? The local pool store is about 40% higher on everything.
So my questions are: should I use inline chlorine tablets or not? Should I buy DE filter or cartridge Filter. I have 3 kids so the pool will be getting lots of use! Which filter is the most economical?