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    vacation for few days

    Hi-

    Have read a lot of the vacation threads here. We are taking off for Thurs-late sunday. I have a CYA of 35-40 now with all the great rain-finally!

    Anyway, having been playing with the pucks a bit to see if I could see what they will give in the FC level. Seems I stay around 3.5 with 3 pucks/sticks in feeder on a 2 out of 5 dial on chlorinator. I am thinking I need to shock before we go Tuesday and then up the pucks and possible turn the dial up more??

    thoughts?
    we will be closing in around a month-FYI.

    have a auto cover. In-laws here but will probably only open if kids swim-small amount now with school and sports going on.
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    Re: vacation for few days

    Why not add more pucks to your chlorinator and REDUCE the flow. Chlorine will not dissipate much at all with the cover on.
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    Re: vacation for few days

    Food for thought....wih my solar cover on, I lose less than 1ppm per day. I'd just bring your FC a couple ppm above your normal range, cover it up, and enjoy your vacation.

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    Re: vacation for few days

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski
    Food for thought....wih my solar cover on, I lose less than 1ppm per day. I'd just bring your FC a couple ppm above your normal range, cover it up, and enjoy your vacation.

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    I am going down the BBB route and was getting worried about the odd vacation...

    So the solar cover is going to help stop chlorine loss due to sunlight?

    I keep the cover on at all times except when pool is being used. Will this help keep the chemistry more stable?
    13,000 gallon; sand filter; inground; fibreglass; pump not sure yet (need to check); Installed over 12 months ago.

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    Re: vacation for few days

    Two things "use up" chlorine: sunlight/UV rays, and contaminants in the pool. If your pool is crystal clear and clean, most of your daily FC loss is due to sunlight. Putting a semi-opaque solar cover on mitigates this problem.

    Remember, all of the above assumes a clear, clean, stabilized pool.

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    Re: vacation for few days

    Thursday through Sunday isn't very long. I think that you could either do tablets or you could raise your pool FC up with bleach, cover it, and leave it be.

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