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Thread: If going on vacation for 7 days, should I load up my pool with chemicals before?

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    If going on vacation for 7 days, should I load up my pool with chemicals before?

    Hi. Here are the readings:

    FC: 9
    CC: 0
    CYA: 90

    I think I lose around 1 ppm of FC per day (although I have not done the FC loss test on the site here).

    I am going on vacation for 7 days and no one will be using the pool. Before I leave, should I up the FC to 16, on the assumption that it will be back down to approximately 9 when I return?

    What do people typically do when they go on vacation? Thanks
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    Re: If going on vacation for 7 days, should I load up my pool with chemicals before?

    My pH tends to rise so I lower it to 7.2. I raise FC up to shock level for my CYA, FC/CYA Chart. Chlorine drop isn't that linear. The higher it is the more it tends to drop.
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