Personally, I LOVE it when someone comes over to my pool, and asks me if I maintain it with chlorine, because they can't smell it. Nor does it leave them with that itchy "chlorine skin".
When I answer that I do, the next question I get asked is "Where is the floater for your tabs?".
The only thing I have floating in my pool is my wireless thermometer.
I don't think I would like having a gallon jug floating in my pool.
Hey all...thought I'd share this. It's probably a long post (and is still an experiment in progress, so I *will* follow up with details as it progresses) but I thought it could be useful to those looking to go with automatic liquid chlorine injection, but don't want to spend hundreds on a...
I set one of these up, and it ran for a year without any problem.
Since then, I have gone to a more permanent solution "Stenner".
For infrequent trips pucks are a good option. If you will regularly be away for more than a couple of days at a time then installing a saltwater chlorine generator (SWG) becomes a really good investment.
Liquid chlorine should be quickly diluted in to the water, which is why we pour it in front of the return stream. Allowing it to be released in an area with lower circulation could lead to bleaching problems.