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    How much chlorine to add for the weekend?

    I am heading out for the weekend and I'm not sure how much chlorine I need to add to the pool to compensate for the two days I'm gone. And do I need to cover my pool or leave it uncovered? My levels are as follows

    FC 4
    PH 7.5
    CYA 40
    -J E F F-
    Intex 14' round 48" deep above ground pool
    HTH 6 way test kit
    Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter 1600g/hr
    I live in southwest Missouri

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    Re: How much chlorine to add for the weekend?

    I'd raise it to shock value for my CYA level and cover it.
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    Re: How much chlorine to add for the weekend?

    Yep, what woody said ^^^^
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    Re: How much chlorine to add for the weekend?

    anything else you can do if you do not own a cover?
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    Re: How much chlorine to add for the weekend?

    You can google 'vacation', bottom left, and get lots of info.

    For a weekend, we just bring to shock level on Fri nite, filter for an hour or so, shut it down and leave. No cover. No problem for us.
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