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    Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    I'm leaving on my annual salmon fishing trip with the boys on Wed and I want to be sure my sweetie does not have much to worry about. She will monitor the Cl and Ph and my neighbor can help her out if anything changes drastically. I just completed a full set of tests and results as follows;
    CC-0
    TC 5.5
    Ph-7.5-7.8
    TA-100
    Ch-80
    Cya-60-ish

    I worked the PC and plan to add 5K Baking Soda and 3K stabilizer. So i have a question. Will the addition of those two items change the PH and if so what should I be prepared to do so it can be done early tomorrow. I don't really want to be trying to balance anything on Wed with more IMPORTANT things on my mind.

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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    If it were me I would bring your CL to 10 and then tell her to watch it as it drifts back down to 5 or so .. which should take 3 -4 days to drift down depending on sunlight and bather load.

    If you go above 10 its recommended you dont swim in the pool
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    If you go above 10 its recommended you dont swim in the pool
    recommended by who and why? while I've seen different people choose different fc levels to swim in, no one has ever said something that concrete, especially so far away from shock level.
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Hey oletrout,

    Going to Newfoundland, huh? Take lots of pix for us

    Okay, Baking Soda , NO. You do not want your TA higher.

    Stabilizer, Yes. On the stabilizer, you are going from to 60 to 80? If yes, then I get about 2.9kg too.
    (I thought you had already added this )

    Have a great trip
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    If it were me I would bring your CL to 10 and then tell her to watch it as it drifts back down to 5 or so .. which should take 3 -4 days to drift down depending on sunlight and bather load.
    Tiz, OP has a SWG
    If you go above 10 its recommended you dont swim in the pool
    Generally, most folks say it is okay to swim if FC levels are above the minimum and below shock levels for your CYA.
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Reebok, I thought I have read in the past not to swim in FC counts over 10ppm. Maybe I misread the postings and I dont remember who said it ...
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    If one's CYA were zero, I wouldn't swim at FC of 10.
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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Hey oletrout,
    Okay, Baking Soda , NO. You do not want your TA higher.

    Jeez I'm glad you are on the ball Joyce. I said i worked the PC to get those #'s. Well, I did. Except I stupidly reversed the Now and Goal regarding the TA level


    Stabilizer, Yes. On the stabilizer, you are going from to 60 to 80? If yes, then I get about 2.9kg too.
    (I thought you had already added this )
    I had a few weeks ago. We've had LOTS of rain and I have had to dump lots of excess. Dilution?? Not possible it's human error in testing. Maybe I'll sneak down and have another go at testing the CYA.

    Cheers

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    Re: Leaving my pool for 10-12 days

    Hey Gerry,

    It takes a little extra time for me when I have to do the gallons-to-metric switch-a-roo-nee on Jason's Pool Calculator

    Yea, if you have been dumping water it lowered your CYA and it is most likely NOT human error haha


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