We have a new 30' pool up and full of water. We've been using the leftover hth chem from our intex pool from last year but need a new plan as we can't keep up. I ordered the k-2006 test kit which should be here next week. For now here's where I need the help. The hubs went into full argument mode last night when I brought up the chemical talk. He's very anti bleach as chlorine, can't wrap his head around dumping liquid bleach into our pool. I'm all for cost effective easy maintenance. The problem is I'm not sure I could even manage to get 10 gallons of bleach cleaning out every local store, and driving 70+ miles each way every week to buy bleach doesn't make that option much more cost effective than buying chemicals online.
So, we have friends that recommend bio-guard sticks and the rest of the coordinating line. He said his eyes burnt last time we swam in it so I'm not sure that is right for us either. Two of our kids have very sensitive skin and get super dry and can get rashly from our local public pool.
Our leftover dummy sticks tell us everything was in the normal range except
Which way would be our best option?
**disclaimer** I stay home with the kiddos and can usually manage to sneak out a few minutes at a time to check on everything but I think I'm busier than the guy that works his tail off for the real dough, so the simpler the better!