Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:46 PM
Would you use chlorine calcium hypochlorite shock (the bagged shock that you should add at night) in your laundry or to clean your toilet? Would you swim in a bucket of bleach water? Then why would you use bleach in your pool- you will wind up spending just as much if not more money using bleach, first of all it doesn't sanitize effectively enough (or at least not nearly as much as conventional chlorine or biguanide systems), secondly, it adds a lot of unrefined particles into the water, thirdly, it is more corrosive, so you may wind up having to replace equipment and components of your pool sooner. Personally, I would rather spend the money on properly maintaining the pool and keep the $100-900 or more equipment in good condition.