I doubt anyone on this forum told you it was better. What it is is DIFFERENT. Your pucks will add CYA to your pool and it won't go away. It will accumulate until it makes all chlorine ineffective.I would try liquid because everybody said it was better
And more than I've ever used in an entire year.I wish you good luck with that. I know you've gone through more 12% than I buy in a year.
So how much chlorine is it taking per day to maintain the 7 to 9 FC?I stopped my SLAM and have just kept a 7 to 9 FC and have a clean clear pool to swim in now. I have to attribute my larger use of chlorine to all the trees and plant life around my pool. The only scum I have ever seen is sometimes in the skimmer there is a small clear stuff floating around about the size of someone hocking a loogy and spitting in the skimmer. When I remove the basket full of leaves and wash out said basket, no more spit sized stuff. So I'm calling it good.
mknauss: do you have a reference source I can review about UV-C systems consuming chlorine? I cannot find any information on that.Your autofill has little effect on your chlorine level.
You are adding 5 ppm of FC per day. Not out of the realm in the SW desert at this time of year. If the pool is in pretty full sun, has swimmers, and a CYA of 50 ppm or so, that is not unusual.
My pool consumes about 4.5 ppm FC per day right now with a CYA of 70 ppm.
Your UV device is consuming some of your chlorine each day --- FYI.
Thank you. I had read that before and did so again. Still don't see anything that says UV-C causes chlorine consumption.