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    Four day vacation

    Hi Will be gone for 4 days. There is someone home to put in chemicals if need be but he wont be testing the water. I leave tomorrow. I just tested and current numbers are FC 4.5, CC .5, PH 7.7, TA 160, CYA 55. I am going to add 3.7 oz of bleach and 3 oz dry acid tonight. I usually have to add about 20 oz of bleach every other day as well as small amt of either dry acid or borax. But while I'm gone, I was thinking of having him add only 16 oz of bleach every other day til I get home, to be conservative and hopefully keep everything stable enough til I get home. The weather here will be 60s during day and 40s at night while I'm gone. Thanks for any suggestions you might have for me.
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    Re: Four day vacation

    Vacation tips and tricks

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    Re: Four day vacation

    Hey, that is a handy link. I would raise FC to shock level and lower PH to 7.2 and not let anyone touch your sparkly pool.
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    Re: Four day vacation

    Thank you that was a handy link. I just plugged in the shock level number and PH of 7.2 into poolmath and now I will make the additions of bleach and dry acid to shock the pool til I come home Thursday. Thanks so much everyone. Don't know what I'd do without this site!

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    Oh and I'll leave the filter running non-stop (cheapo that came with intex pop up pool) and a cover on the pool.
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    Re: Four day vacation

    I am back from 4 day vacation. I had added enough bleach before I left to bring my FC up to shock level, hoping for a level of 22ppm based on my CYA level being 55. I tested today now that I am back from vacation and my numbers are: FC 25, CC 0, PH 7.4 but I know it's inaccurate due to high FC, TA 150 reagent turned it yellow due to high FC, CYA 55. I realize that I need my FC to drop to at least 25ppm. The next 3 days will be sunny so hopefully that will help. But I put my numbers in Poolmath and it recommends no chemical additions, however it does recommend replacing 27% of water. CYA of 55ppm is not terribly high so I thought I'd run that past someone before I actually replace 27% of water.

    My pool temp is 65 degrees. I'm in Chicago suburb and expect next 3 days to be 75-80 degrees and sunny!
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    Re: Four day vacation

    You can leave it at 55.
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    Re: Four day vacation

    Phew! Thanks!
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    Re: Four day vacation

    Yep, you're numbers are fine. As soon as FC gets to 10 test PH.
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