I have been slowly pouring the 12.5% directly if front of a jet return while filter is on. You can see the liquid chlorine shoot down to the deep end near the main drains as the jet is pointing down.
Q: Is filling up a 5 gallon bucket with pool water and adding liquid chlorine in 2 steps a safer way of pouring? I have been adding 15 ounces in each bucket, and a total of 30 ounces daily. It really is not that much work. My levels have been consistent. The CYA has reached a level of approximately 50 and I increase the daily FC to 6 ppm, with about 2 ppm drop, therefore needing approximately 30 ounces daily based on the size of my pool.
Q: Also, it is safe to shut down your main drains and pull from the skimmers for a few hours per day to collect the debris on the surface of the water? With the main drains on, I am finding that a lot of surface debris is being pulled down to the bottom of the pool. I am finding that this helps. There is only about one more week of debris falling off the trees here in NJ. The time schedule would be about 2 hours off and 8 hours where both the main drains and the skimmers are all functional.