OK group i have a 25,000 plaster pool that is about four years old. Until now i have been using the chemical recommended by the installer....
Nature Mineral system with Chlorine feeder (uses 3" tabs)... probably 4-5 a week
DE filter using pure fiber instead of D though
Pool shock ( Di-chlor i think) recommended once a week
Jacks magic 8 oz. once a week to prevent stains
Pro-60 algaecide 8oz. once a week for preventative maintenance.
Muratic acaid as need for PH.(as needed)
And PH stabilizer for alkalinity control (as needed)
So will all that being said i was doing some research on the BB method thought it would easier and save $$$.
So went to costco and found 3 (1) gallon jugs of clorox 8.25% for $9.50
Using a calculator i found on this site it appears as if i would use all three gallons to shock the pool....
However Costco also has Clorox pre measured packets of powder shock $55 for 24 bags each bag does up to 20,000 gallons.
Even if i use two bags to shock it is still almost 1/2 of the bleach.... What am i missing?
Didn't do a comparison on the tablets vrs bleach for daily chlorination as needed. But i do know i typically buy 50lb jug of the 3" tabs for $130 and that last me a season here in PA.(about 4-5 months)
Help from the experts is appreciated in advance.