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    leaving for a few days - no SWG

    I have seen several posts about vacation prep, but they all discuss SWGs. I don't have an SWG, and I certainly don't want to come home to a green pool. I will only be gone 4 days. Should I use pucks? I can stand to get a little more CYA as mine is around 30 right now anyway. I don't think dumping a whole lot of bleach is the answer, so I just wanted some advice to see if I am on the right track.

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    Re: leaving for a few days - no SWG

    I have the same situation coming up and am considering raising my FC level to halfway between my normal target and the shock level, then putting some pucks in the skimmer as well as a couple in the floater. Somebody tell us if we're nuts! And also some extra water to allow for evaporation.
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    Re: leaving for a few days - no SWG

    Raise to shock level, use pucks, and put on a solar cover if you have one. That combination is reliable at four days, and acceptable at a week, give or take having a major storm.
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    Re: leaving for a few days - no SWG

    Thanks Jason. This topic comes up so much, I think a nice good explanation should be incorporated into the "Pool School".
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    Re: leaving for a few days - no SWG

    Thanks Jason! This makes me feel much better about going away and not being able to attend to my pool!
    18x36 Grecian style vinyl 23,000 gal inground pool, Hayward Pro Series S220T sand filter, Hayward Super Pump 1 hp.

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