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    Sep 2015
    Los Angeles

    Question about chemicals and going on vacation

    I have an inground spa with a spillover basin and I'm planning on leaving for a week.

    IS there a good self chlorinating system I could use while I'm gone?

    Any advice is much appreciated.


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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: Question about chemicals and going on vacation

    Do you have a test kit to measure your levels (FC, CC, pH and CYA)? Are you using the method from the "How do I use chlorine in my spa?" sticky thread to chlorinate?

    What I would do is raise your FC to shock level using the Chlorine/CYA chart in my signature. Reduce the temperature in the spa to the lowest setting or off. Cover the spa. That alone would get you through 4-5 days imo. You could also put in a 1" tablet floater with 1" trichlor tablets for some insurance. If you do that, only have the vent/opening on the floater open slightly. This may raise your CYA just a bit, of course.
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