I used bleach to shock and MA & aeration to clear my water and to lower TA. In preparation for being gone for 10 days I put trichlor pucks in my chlorinator to get the right setting to maintain FC at 5 or 6 while I am gone. However, with the chlorinator wide open I am only getting an FC of 2.5. Here are my numbers:
PH 7.8 - I have added 6 oz of MA and continued to aerate to bring TA down a little further.
Since 2.5 is not high enough to leave for 10 days I have thought of two alternatives. I could shock with bleach just before I leave or I could get a floating chlorinator and fill it with pucks.
What do you think I should do?