Well I have been on the tfp method for many months and things are crystal clear and balanced. My daily cost is about .25 cents for chemicals versus $2.17 a day with the Frog. Plus my pool is cleaner than ever without shock, algaecide, or metal mineral packs. My cya is coming down slowly. After converting to a Borate pool my ph and Ta are staying smooth without the wild swings. Thank you everyone for all the advice.