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Thread: Going on vacation for 5 days

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    Toms River, NJ

    Going on vacation for 5 days

    I will be going on vacation for 5 days. With a CYA of 40 and direct sun for most of the day, I'm currently adding half a bottle of bleach every day or two. I will be gone for 5 days without anyone to care for the pool, and no cover. If I bring the pool up to shock level, will it be OK for the 5 days? Or is there something else I should use?

    18k gal 32'x16' IG vinyl, sand filter, TF 100 test kit
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    Re: Going on vacation for 5 days

    It will probably be OK. You can add a few trichlor pucks in a floater for extra insurance, don't put it in the skimmer basket. The pucks will lower PH so don't lower PH too much if you are going to add some pucks.

    Check the Effects of Adding Chemicals toward the bottom of Poolmath to calculate what a trichlor puck will add to the pool.
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    Re: Going on vacation for 5 days

    I would bring it to SLAM value and then add 3-4 pucks to a floater. That would probably do it but I would hurry home after your five days.
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