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    Jun 2013
    East TN

    Vacation Calculator

    Not necessarily a forum suggestion but a dern good one.

    Im going on vacation for 3 days and Im sitting here trying to figure out what my chlorine level is probably going to be when I get back. I thought maybe there should be a calculator for that. I know its not a fool proof calcuation, but Im sure it would help alot of people out. I dont know how to write javascript or I would try to make one myself and share it.

    What I plan on doing is shock my pool and add a certain amount of trichlor tabs to a floater that way it will be around 3ppm chlorine when I get back like most other people do. There is already enough data for the variables to figure out what the chlorine may be, just need someone to write the code and do the math.

    Information (variables that would be in the calculator):
    Starting FC level
    CYA level (needed to figure FC Loss per day)
    Number of trichlor tabs
    Days gone
    FC level loss per day (figures here: phosphates-and-sudden-chlorine-drop-t49199-20.html)

    You could even throw in a TA and pH section and probably figure what your pH would be at the end. Maybe someone will volunteer to make one of these calculators. Maybe someone already suggested it, but I didnt see it anywhere.
    18,000 Gallon Aboveground. Sand Filter with 2HP 2 speed Pump.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Vacation Calculator

    That is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately, figuring out the answer is exceedingly complicated, and requires lots of information that is not readily available. Thus, programming said calculator would be tricky (at best).
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