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    Preparing for vacation

    We will be out of town for a week and I'm looking for suggestions on how to prevent total FC loss and algae growth. I was considering bringing FC up to shock level and putting some Trichlor pucks in the feeder while I'm gone. Any advice?
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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    Unless you can have someone test and add chlorine while you're gone, what you outlined is a good plan. Don't forget to test CYA carefully on your return and adjust your FC levels accordingly.
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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    Do you have a bubble cover? When a pool is covered it loses a lot less FC per day. Only down side is the water will get really warm.

    Bump up the chlorine and float some pucks is about all you can do. You could add Polyquat algaecide as insurance but the high FC levels will eat it up.

    You don't have any neighborhood kids that would be willing to dump a quart of bleach in each day for $50??


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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    Unfortunately no cover nor help to add chlorine at this time.
    Is a floater a better option than using the feeder? Only thinking it would be more of a constant vs only adding chlorine while pump is running?
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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    I'd use both and just split up the trichlor dose.


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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    Be sure you check your CYA level before you load up the pucks. If it is running high be aware that you may need to exchange some water when you get back. A couple of hours before you leave bump the chlorine up to shock level and let it circulate. Do you have the pump on a timer or plan to let it run 24/7 while you are away?
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    Re: Preparing for vacation

    CYA is relatively low now, rounded up to 40, I'm actually trying to raise it a bit to help combat some of the daily FC loss. My pump is on a timer, runs 7 hours a day.
    2016 Build: 32x8 Gunite, 6,700 gallon IG pool including 6x8 spa and 6x8 tanning ledge w/ 2 bubblers. 32' raised wall with two sheer descent water features. Travertine Coping w/ split faced Travertine on raised wall face. 2HP VS Jandy pump, 400k heater, Rainbow Chlorinator, 4 Colored LED Lights. 459sqft spray deck plus. IAqualink remote, Polarus 9350 Robot Cleaner.

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