I'm about to leave my pool for 8 days for the first time since I've had it. My in-laws are stopping by every evening to care for my cats and parrots so I do have them to add bleach.
Here is my plan - please advise if you think this is a good plan or if I need to change it.
First, my pool loses between 1 and 2 ppm FC each day (24hrs) dependent on weather.
Most recent test results:
My plan is, before leaving Friday morning, to take it to Shock level (12 - CYA is 30). FC desired range is 2-4. One gallon of bleach typically increases pool by a little over 5.
If Friday morning the FC is 12, my estimated projected chlorine loss would look something like this:
Sat AM: FC between 10 -11
Sat PM: 9 - 10.5
Sun PM: 7 - 9.5
Mon PM: 5 - 8.5
Tue PM: 3 - 7.5 - Plan to have in-laws add 1/2 gallon of bleach, so plus 2.5 would mean between 5.5-10FC
Wed PM: 3.5-9
Thur PM: 1.5 - 8 - In-laws add another 1/2 gallon. I realize 1.5 is low, but I sincerely doubt it will be full sun all day every day for the worst case scenario.
Fri PM: 3 - 9.5 - I will check and adjust as soon as I return home.
Sound like a good plan? I intend to do one last full test prior to leaving.
Thanks for everyone's help!