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    Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow! I can't wait to leave but I'm nervous about my pool. I've been keeping awesome numbers all summer long thanks to TFP & BBB Method. I haven't gone through a sock process at all this season because of this site and also by spending 15-20 min a day working on the my pool.
    Currently my numbers are; F.C 8, C.C 0, P.H 7.8, CYA 55, T.A 120. I like to keep my F.C between 7-8.5ish. It seems to work well with my pool. I guess my question is, should I use pucks for the three days that I'm gone? I have some from when I first got stated with my pool. I just want to come home and see my pool still sparkling the way it is now... Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    3 days of pucks while on vacation is probably the BEST use for those rascals. Take it to shock level with bleach also.
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    What's your normal chlorine usage?

    I'd be tempted to just bring it to shock level before you go, cover it if you have one and you should be all set for 3 days.
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    Thanks for the quick responces! I was thinking the same thing woodyp! I just needed some confirmation. My normal chlorine usage in terms of added bleach is about 25ozish depending on the bather load per day. Sometimes, I can go a couple of days with no bleach when my solar cover is on and no one is swimming. I'm gonna bring it to my shock level which is 17ppm based on my CYA regardless, figured it wouldn't hurt. Should I keep it covered with my solar cover?
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    Quote Originally Posted by massimo
    Thanks for the quick responces! I was thinking the same thing woodyp! I just needed some confirmation. My normal chlorine usage in terms of added bleach is about 25ozish depending on the bather load per day. Sometimes, I can go a couple of days with no bleach when my solar cover is on and no one is swimming. I'm gonna bring it to my shock level which is 17ppm based on my CYA regardless, figured it wouldn't hurt. Should I keep it covered with my solar cover?
    Yep. If the pool is already clean, the solar cover should minimize your daily FC use.
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    Thanks Smykowski! I'm thinking I'll bring my pool to shock level, put the solar cover on and call it a day. I really don't wanna use pucks...
    I'm thinking, when I get back my F.C should still be above where I normally keep it with the solar cover on.
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    I just came home from our little mini vacation and guess what? The pool looks the same as it did when we left! I brought the pool up to shock level, made sure the pool was very clean, cleaned out both baskets, put my solar cover on, said a little prayer and called it a day. I just did some test and came back with; FC 14, it was at 17.5 right before I left. Nothing else changed! I couldn't be happier! Now if I can only figure out how I spent so much money on vacation!!! I guess that's what it feels like to get "pool stored!"
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    Re: Leaving for vacation tomorrow!

    And thanks for all the great advise TFP!
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