I'm new to this too and I'm coming from a pool service that used the chlorine pucks. My CYA is 100 and I immediately switched to liquid chlorine. Since I'm so new at this I don't know what normal additions of chlorine are supposed to be per day but right now I'm very happy spending the money to keep my FC at the recommended levels. My pool service had done an amazing job of keeping the pool crystal clear but being a weekly service just didn't have the love and care that I bring with daily service.
Not sure if any of that helps, but that's my story