after going through the SWG vs. regular chlorine debate..we decided to go 'the old way', with regular chlorine...mainly due to concern over hardscape. that's our decision.
we are having a pebble finish put on our pool, and I will be starting it up initially in accordance with all of the PB's recommendations.
we are going to have a rainbow 320 chlorinator...
1) for people out there using chlorine tabs in a chlorinator like this...what are you using, or prefer? i assume there are a whole bunch of different brand tabs out there. from what i have read so far, i want to stay away from the ones with any copper/algecide..and trichlor will tend to raise my CYA levels over time. I know my brother uses Bioguard smart sticks and seems happy (except for the cost)...dont know if they offer the same product in puck/tablet form.
2) my wife claims that she really feels a difference in salt pools she has been in, and notices that her (and our daughter's) hair reacts differently, versus when they have been in 'chlorine' pools..what can i do to my water chemistry to try and minimize any differences that she is claiming? I am intrigued by the idea of adding a small amount of salt for 'feel' but not sure how many have done that, and what kind of ppm level would be required to feel a difference, if any.
I will likely switch over to BBB after I get started and get comfortable with what I am doing, and I will likely use a liquidator at that time.
Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated.