I was reading through some HTH material and it kept saying that while using chlorinating tablets you should shock once a week during swim season. Then I remembered the advise the pool store gave me when I first went in there after acquiring the pool, and they also said to "shock" once a week. <<although, i should mention that they told me that shock was a product and not a verb. Then my brother and father-in-law also shock about once a week.
After all this thinking, I remember all the reading about the BBB method, and people saying they hardly ever have to "shock" the pool, just go about adding 1 gallon a day.
This will be my first season of dedication to the BBB method and want to know, do you guys have to shock the pool after heavy use, or do you do it on a weekly basis? Also, why is it that people doing the "traditional" method have to do so much extra work, are the tablets not as effective and thus have to constantly make adjustments to the chlorine?