Currently I'm running my Intex SWCG only 1 hour a day, maintaining a FC of 5ppm with a CYA of 60.
That will go up as it gets into summer. Pool is used almost daily after school and on weekends by an eight year old fish :)
I think it's the consumers who don't know what they need. I didn't till I got lucky and found this site.
They don't know that they can get the same chemicals in the grocery store instead of the high priced pool store.
The pool store has one goal, sell this and that to make a buck. Nothing...