Using Bleach instead of Chlorine?
I used chlorine tablets in our feeder our first season with the new pool. This season I want to use bleach instead of tablets... mainly because the tablets have stabilizer in them, and do not want to increase the stabilizer level any higher than it is now.
I have a 30K gallon pool, and if I add a large bottle of 6% bleach (Target has them at 187 ounce I think) the chlorine level will increase an additional 3 ppm.
I'll use 5 ppm in my example as the standard desired chlorine level in summertime. Having said that, I have a few questions:
#1. Is it better to add a little bleach every few days or so such that the chlorine ppm level is fairly stable (i.e. try to keep the level at or near 5 ppm)?
#2. Or is it safe to add a full bottle of bleach that will raise the level to 8 ppm, and then add another bottle once the level comes back down to 5 ppm?
Option #2 is less maintenance obviously, and requires less preciseness in measuring bleach, etc. Any feedback is welcomed. What would you do?