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    Question New Owner - TFPC Method

    Just became the owner of a beautiful 27k gal pool that's less than a year old & have been lurking on here for a while. Took a pool school at my house and the guy had me shocking the pool once a week with a non-chlorine shock left over from the previous owner (he didn't read the label well). Long story short is that I have been freaking out about the FC levels that just wouldn't come up. But they're coming around now that I've educated myself, mostly thanks to this site. I am using the TFPC method now, so thank you.

    On to my question, I am bought into the method but thinking ahead, we are a family that likes to do a moderate amount of traveling. The only downside I've seen with the method is that it is slightly less convenient than the 'pool school' guy's directions: Drop a few tri-chlor pucks in the auto-chlorinator once a week to maintain and shock with Dichlor as necessary. My thought process is if we are going out of town for >3 days, to drop in a few tri-chlor pucks to essentially maintain FC. Thoughts on this clear violation of the method?

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    Re: New Owner - TFPC Method

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Using pucks while you're away is one of the few times we actually recommend their use, while at the same time remaining vigilant about your current CYA level since pucks add stabilizer. But for a short time away, relying on your in-line chlorinator is fine. If over time you find that manual chlorination does not match-up with your lifestyle at home (or away more often), you can always look into a SWG or liquid dispensing system at some point down the road.

    Or use my automated system ... I pay the neighbor kid to pour a 1/2 gallon of bleach in pool each evening. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: New Owner - TFPC Method

    Thanks! My CYA is 42 so I'll keep an eye on it occasionally, but I figure that should give me some leeway on the pucks at that level?

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    Re: New Owner - TFPC Method

    Absolutely. With the summer TX sun almost upon us, your pool will gladly appreciate a slightly higher CYA to protect the FC anyways. So you have some wiggle-room. Have an nice weekend.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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