It appears that most users of this site do not like the frog system which my builder installed on my pool. I never negotiated on it since the price for an in ground pool in Staten Island is kind of price fixed. I look at it as a freebie although I know I paid for it dearly. Should I ditch it? My research shows me that it is an easy, but expensive way to run the pool. With 2 young children, I'm looking for easier way to maintain a pool vs. the costlier.
Is there any harm in using the mineral and chlorine pacs? Does it increase CYA levels to a point of requiring draining the pool? Most importantly, should I and can I use the system to add chemicals other than Mr. Frog chlorine pacs , i.e. bleach, 3 inch tablets, etc.?
It appears adding chemicals to a pool can be tricky. I am no expert but the manufacturers of the pumps, filters and heaters warn not to add chemicals into the skimmer due to corrosion. Using floating chlorinators can sit too close to a liner and fade it especially when it gets stuck behind a ladder, etc. Pouring in front of a return seems like a good option (if using a liquid) but wouldn’t that be just as good as adding the bleach to the Mr. Frog?
I hate to ditch it when I am hoping it is a good system or at a minimum, has more to offer than its intended use.