I love this site as I switched over to bleach at the beginning of this year's pool season and have never looked back. Thank you all for all your wonderful help and in the education you have given me on pool chemistry!
I've been reading a lot of posts regarding the Stenner pump and have a question regarding how it is used. I get the concept of using the pump rather than manually adding bleach everyday but question how much work it really saves.
Each morning I test my pool for FC, etc. and each morning, I tend to add a different amount of bleach depending on the weather the day before. I live in Fort Worth, TX where is can get very hot. The last few days have been sunny and over 100 degrees and I have been adding about 1 gallon of bleach a day (approx. 30K gallon). Last week, however, was cooler and much more overcast and I was only adding about 1/3 gallon per day.
Without some form of measurement, I'm assuming everyone has the Stenner pump putting in the same amount of bleach everyday? If your need for bleach varies like mine, don't you still need to test the water daily and make adjustments? Otherwise, wouldn't using the Stenner be the same as me just adding the same amount of bleach manually to my pool everyday without testing?