I've been using the BBB method with our pool since it was installed in March, and haven't had any problems maintaining sparkling water! Now I'm just concerned about vacation time.
We were planning on using the Chlorease SWG that we got free with our pool package, but I'm frankly scared to unscrew the top rail and install the thing... I just know I'll pull the coping up with the rail and the liner will fall in (or something like that ). The salt is in the pool, so when we can afford an inline SWG we're going to go that route. Probably not this year - BBB has been really easy so far.
BUT - we're taking a week vacation this summer, and I was wondering how to maintain when we're gone. How many pucks can I toss in the skimmer? Would one do it, or would I need more? I've never used them, so am at a loss .