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    vacation configuration

    I am a first-year pool owner and BBBer. I have things pretty well stabilized, and I'm currently consuming ~ 3 ppm/day, which equates to 1/2-gallon of 12% bleach for my pool at sunset each evening.

    We are going on vacation for 9 days. We invited two couples to come swim anytime they want. It is 104 F every day here so I suspect they will take advantage of the offer, but not on any consistent basis (certainly not every day). I will ask them to throw in 1/2 gallon of bleach any day they DO come swimming, but how do I maintain chlorine in the meantime?

    I have some trichlor pucks and a floater. Should I put 3 pucks in and let it float? Pump runs 2x a day for 4 hrs.

    Solar blanket on or off?

    I expect the water won't be in pristine shape when we return, but would like to avoid coming back to find a green swamp full of mosquitos.
    25K gal IG plaster pool w/ spillover jacuzzi, 12 Gulf Solar coils (leaking/currently bypassed), ancient Raypak propane heater (rusted/currently bypassed), Pentair 001018 VS pump, 4.9 sq ft Triton II sand filter, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD kit

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    Re: vacation configuration

    What is your CYA? You have wiggle room?

    If it were not going to be used, I would say raise it to shock level and put the cover on.

    You could still raise it up to shock level before you leave and then have them add the 1/2-1 gallon of bleach each time they come over.

    Mosquitos? You get those here???
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    Re: vacation configuration

    we looked at foreclosure houses for a year before we bought this one; yes - there are mosquitos in Tucson!

    CYA is about 50 ppm. I was thinking of going higher anyway to preserve chlorine longer. So using a few trichlor tabs doesn't worry me

    I'll get it up to shock level before I leave and have guests add a gallon of bleach if/when they go swimming.
    25K gal IG plaster pool w/ spillover jacuzzi, 12 Gulf Solar coils (leaking/currently bypassed), ancient Raypak propane heater (rusted/currently bypassed), Pentair 001018 VS pump, 4.9 sq ft Triton II sand filter, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD kit

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