OK so after a long expensive battle to get a pool up and running we finally did it (still more work but it can wait until next year) What happened so far is after filling the pool and letting it sit a few days which invited alge to the pool party, we shocked pretty strongly and added algeside, our problems have clearded up nicely. What is happening now is the pH level is pretty consistant but the chlorine and alkalinity drop fairly low daily. I am using a floater with a chlorine stick that lasts roughly one week per 11,000 gallons. My pool is 32x16 (roughly 13,500) I would just add another stick every 5 days not 7. I have a feeling the chlorine stick is not dissolving quick enough. I did also add some alkalinity+ to combat the low reading. Would placing the stick in the skimmer basket do harm to the pump/filter?