Want to start by saying that this site has been, and continues to be, a wonderful source of information. We are going on our third year and have never had an issue. All of our friends and neighbors comment about how great our pool/water looks. Also I understand the importance of testing and do my own test via the tf-100 kit. Now to my question...
Has anyone who has access to relatively cheap water looked at the cost of using pucks/powder chlorine and refilling when the CYA gets too high? Water in my area cost around $3 per 1000 gallons which means I can fill my entire pool for around $100. I don't really want to get into the whole environmental side but will say it would be a pain to have to refill often and I wouldn't want to refill more than once per year if that often. In a really really dry summer we will get a conservation notice to water early/late etc but that's as severe as its ever gotten. My thought is when my SWG goes out I need to consider this as an option, installing puck dispenser etc., and just wonder if anyone else has looked into it. I do use bleach during the off season and to boost my chlorine level for high bather loads but I am not interested in relying on it as my sole source of chlorine due to the inconvenience messing with that many jugs.
Again I don't want anyone to read into this that the TFPC method doesn't work because it absolutely does and I have nothing but positive things to say about following the guidelines that are presented with that method.
Thanks ahead of time for your thoughts/advice