This is my 7th season with pool, and I just found this TFPC method and community. Ive done a lot of reading here and due diligence. It makes sense and appeals to me.
I find myself resistant to change. My first season I came to realize pool store's regiment was unstable and incentive to perpetuate chemical sales seems obvious.
I sought the previous owner finding overall design elements of the home being acutely deliberate. Here I found a stable trichlor regiment, which seems lost to this community. Trichlor regiment w/chlorinator is balanced with aeration and backwashing. The irrigation system being programmed to closely replenish evaporation and backwash replenishment button clued me to find previous owner.
Problem that led me here is when I slip up and get algae bloom, I had no stable way to correct it. Second time it has happened by neglecting to start regiment.
TFPC is more simple, easier to understand, has community and is superior in regards to toxicity. However, I sense the increase demand on my attention will be daunting. Current regiment requires 15 minutes bi-weekly.
Water quality improvement interest me. I currently add a clarifier, maybe called ultra-bright. I like the way it makes the water smell and feel. Think I came across a concern with it here. Ironically, under certain infrequent conditions I find my water becomes too clear and the pool appears to be empty. Really it can be amusing as it really can be nerving to dive into it like that, then having to break the water to prove to small children it is really there.
27k gallons, 18x36, Chlorine, Vinyl