I’m very interested in getting one of these Stenner setups. I’m just now learning they exist.If you have the time, and it seems like you do, and the funds, a Stenner pump is a really quick and easy solution to dosing LC. Check out Locke Well and Pump for the supplies. I have a 10gpd Stenner that runs about 30-45 min a day dosing LC from a 15 gal drum. I can run about 2 weeks on a single drum, then I refill with either straight bleach or 10% LC, depending on what I can get my hands on, and adjust run time as required for the different concentration.
Ditto. The pool I have now gets sun all day and I've twice in the past couple of months added enough granular CYA to (in theory) bring my level to 40 or 50, yet it stays closer to 30. I'm sure if I dumped 4-5 trichlor tablets into the dispenser a week it would accumulate, but something is definitely degrading it. It's not splashout, and it hasn't been raining much in Houston these past couple of months. I'm not complaining, as I travel for work frequently so I can add a couple of tablets to the dispenser and not have to worry about coming home to a green pool.i’m sure i lose cya from hot weather.
Thanks Marty - I totally get it. It's just that 1) I have a pretty good supply of pucks from my pre-TFP days that I'm trying to use up, and 2) I have to figure out a way to get my maintenance time down, especially in the summer when we tend to go away a lot. Hence the research on the Rola-Chems. I know I'm a prime candidate for an SWG, but that's a whole 'nother thread!CYA does degrade in warmer water temperature. Once you get about 85-90F water temperature, you will see about 15-20% drop each month in the summer.
You can float a trichlor puck or two if you like. But you still must add liquid chlorine every day. The pucks will not add sufficient chlorine.