I've seen comments in support of the ProTeam Supreme and Metal Magic products. I've been using all ProTeam products along with Nature2 filter for several years and have been very happy. I've been evaluating other chemical options such as straight BBB. Of course I would like to save some money, but I don't want to increase the amount of work or risk messing up the 'perfect pool' that I've maintained for 5 or 6 years. A couple of questions about the ProTeam products...
Besides the convenience of pH neutral, are there other advantages in initial dosing with ProTeam Supreme over straight Borax? If you do start off with Supreme, do you just top-off as needed with Borax instead of their Weekly Treat maintenance product?
I know their shock-n-swim is non-chlorine shock... and there's lots of support for BBB on here... But, if I am doing a regular weekly shock treatment, is this product better than say WalMart's 4-n-1 shock packs?
3" Pure Tabs
I like to use skimmer tabs to maintain/replenish the chlorine levels. Are the ProTeam "Pure" tabs any better than regular tri-chlor tabs from Walmart?
Is this clarifier any better than others? Do you need to use a product like this regularly or just as needed basis?
FYI, I do still have a Nature2, but have not put in a new cartridge this year (which I have already bought). I have concerns about shocking with bleach or even Walmart's 4-n-1 shock and the minerals from the Nature2. Should I be concerned?
Thanks for any feedback and recommendations!