I've had it with tri-chlor. After fully draining my pool about 4 years ago and acid washing the CYA levels are out of control high and I can't keep the FC levels high enough to sanitize--or be safe for swimming. All the cal-hypo shocking has raised the Calcium to over 1000ppm in that time as well. I have a company coming in about two weeks to perform a reverse osmosis process on the pool. It's pricy ($675 for 26.5k gallons) but in Dallas water isn't terribly cheap and there's a host of other issues with draining (risk of floating, 75 feet to the nearest sewer connection (aside from the backwash), etc). Anyway, I've been eyeing the Liquidator for years but have never made the plunge. We're going to be selling this house in about a +/-1yr and I'm not sure I want to make the investment in converting to a SWG; that being said, I'm not sure about the operational costs of a sodium hypo pool? Any thoughts for a ~26k gal pool? Liquid chlorination isn't popular in Dallas--I don't know anyone personally that uses it and the pool store(s) are totally confused...I may end up having to buy bleach at the super, as I've never seen it in the pool stores.
Anyway, I'm looking for some feedback on the TCO of liquid chlorination with the relatively low upfront costs compared to a SWG conversion. We have a LONG summer here in Dallas (like May-October), don't want to break the bank on liquid chlorine. On the off chance we're here for more than a year I don't want to stick with tri-chlor either.