Salt Water Generator used with in-line Tri-Chlor 3" tablet Chlorinator
I have a SWG and have not added additional chlorine (tablets, or powder) for 1-1/2 years until last week when we returned from a vacation. The CL was barely over 0 so we added a bag of Di-Chlor shock. Everything is now fine (cl 3.0, Ph 7.4, cya 20) but it got me to thinking. I have to add about 1 gallon of acid a week to my pool in addition to the IntelliPh set at 100% to keep the Ph below 7.6 and this causes me to also add 10 lbs baking soda per week to increase the TA which in turn causes me to add more acid. We run the pool pump 9 hours per day. The PB says that our pool chemistry is almost perfect. Our incoming water has a salt content of 700. I also have to add a quite a bit of stabilizer several times per year because of the high salt causing me to dump water. We never have to add Salt and only drain to keep the salt around 3400ppm.
I was wondering if we added an inline Hayward Chlorinator and used the 3" tri-chlor tablets as a balance with the SWG if it would help with the Ph control and Stabilizer additional. My logic is that the Tri-Chlor tablets will raise the CL, help lower the Ph, and add Stabilizer and just set it to whatever is needed and lower the setting on the SWG? The SWG setting will be lowered and thus not require as much Acid (in our case)? This will take some testing but I am sure someone must have already done this.
The Tri-Chlor,Acid, and baking soda are not cheap but there might be a $ balance somewhere?