I am trying to find a kind of semi-automatic way of sanitizing my pool.
Have considered, and for the time being, discarded ionizers, ozonators, minerals and SWG's.
So, I think I am left with two options at this point, a Liquidator, or a peristaltic pump.
I almost bought the Liquidator, thought a pump would be too expensive, but I found some cheaper pumps on ebay.
I found this link, which had some helpful guidance on how to hook it up.
I was not sure how to actually connect the pump to my pool plumbing, but this guy just drilled and tapped a hole in his pvc, to install a fitting for the 1/4" tubing from the pump. That makes it simple.
Also found this place, from a old thread here
for a chlorine storage tank.
Electrical is not a problem, I am not an electrician, but have done wiring around the house. I am in the process of rewiring part of the pool anyway, to install a new clock and wireless remote control.
The 8 gal Liquidator is $180 plus shipping, so I figure $200.
An Ebay pump, and tank should be about the same price, maybe a little more, but not too much. I am looking at the LMI unidose line of pumps. Price is OK, Outdoor nema enclosure, and is 220V (less electrical).
So, the pump may cost a little more, and will be more work to install, but would give me more/better control over the chlorine feed. It won't vary depending on how much chlorine is in the tank. And the chlorine will be injected after the heater, instead of before the filter. Not sure if my equipment will care or not.
Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated.