I started using the BBB method 1 week ago when I happened upon this website. I was searching for information about high CYA levels because I was getting conflicting information from 2 different pool stores. First, I just want to thank everyone here who puts so much time into helping! I received my TF100 kit on Monday and have tested the water daily. I've been reading the stickies and trying to soak up all of the information. I think I am on the right track for balancing my pool and am getting ready to drain and refill a portion to lower our CYA.
I have had 3 different pool stores/services tell me that I should not be using liquid bleach (basically everyone that I have asked). I have been told that it will add lots of unwanted particles to the water since only a small percentage is chlorine. One person said it is "bad" for your pool and upon further questioning said that it only raises the FC for a short period of time and that it is a different kind of chlorine than the pucks. I've also been told that I should be able control my CYA levels through backwashing.
Based on everything that I've read I feel like I need to trust what I have learned on this site, but I think my husband is questioning my decision. Every pool owner we know who doesn't have a SWG uses trichlor, so it feels like we are going against the grain. So really I just wanted to see if there is a negative impact in using bleach over time and if any of this information I am receiving from the stores/services holds water. Thank you for sticking with me through this long post and again for everything on this website!!