I'm a new pool owner and new to the site and have taken on the challenge of maintaining my own pool. I've read through the posts on maintaining chlorine levels with bleach so went to the local pool store to buy concentrated forms of liquid chlorine. Was informed by the people there that it was not a good idea to use liquid chlorine in Vegas (where I live) b/c of the extreme heat. was told that it would basically burn off and i would be continuously adding liquid chlorine to maintain the proper levels. was told instead to use the chlorine tablets. Being skeptical, I went to several other pool stores and also talked with my neighbor's pool guy. They all told me essentially the same thing. The pool guy told me that in theory, using liquid chlorine would be ideal, but b/c of the heat the tablets work better and would be cheaper in then continuously buying bleach. Now I'm a little confused. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with maintaining pools in extreme heats and if so what is the most feasible and cost effective way to maintain proper pool chemistry?