I came across this thread in search of an answer for an Aquasmart issue and now I think I know the answer. Watsons also sold this too us last year. It works well for about 5 months, then the bacpacs started to not dissolve. When we first put in the system, a cartridge would dissolve in about 2 weeks and the chlorine levels were good all the time. Now, this year, the cartridges are not even dissolving and I'm having to chlorinate with tablets in the skimmer...And I just spent $100 on mineral cartridge.
Any idea why the bacbacs would not be dissolving?
Can I pull the cartridges out of the aquasmart and drop chlorine tablets in it and use it as an inline chlorinator since it seems to not be working at all this year?
Right now, I add something called PhosFree to eliminate algae that is supposed to work along with the mineral system. What would I add for algae control if I went back to a chlorine system?
Ross (also in TN)