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    Pool maintenance while out of town

    My CYA is sitting at about 75 right now. If we plan on heading out of town for about a week, is it better to use the pucks or pour enough chlorine in the pool to account for daily loss throughout that week? I don't want to add pucks if it will make my CYA go up too much. Temps here will probably be upper 90s to 100s. I normally keep FC at about 8.
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    Re: Pool maintenance while out of town

    I think standard pucks have CYA, you would have to read the package. Do you know anyone who can add chlorine once a day?
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    Re: Pool maintenance while out of town

    Yes, pucks will indeed increase CYA - about 6-9 ppm per puck depending on the type. If you have a pool cover that helps a lot. If not, you can take the pool-up to SLAM level just before leaving. That should get you to about 3-4 days perhaps. Ideally I agree, if someone could swing by and just pour a gallon in the water once a day or two that would be nice. They could also check your skimmer to make sure nothing is plugging-up suction to your pump.
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    Re: Pool maintenance while out of town

    Same thing. Should we cover the pool too?
    VinDeeLoo
    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

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    Re: Pool maintenance while out of town

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDeeLoo View Post
    Same thing. Should we cover the pool too?
    If you can it will help keep bleach and water from burning off. If your CYA level is normal then you could throw some pucks in a floater and let it do it's thing.
    Mike
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    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Pool maintenance while out of town

    Thanks!!!!!
    VinDeeLoo
    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

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