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    How much chlorine/

    I have a 16000 gal pool in Fla. During the summer I lose 1/2 a gallon of chlorine each day,,,,,the water temp is now 74 degrees. In a few weeks we are planning on being gone visiting for a week....I'm wondering how much chlorine I should dump in the pool before we leave to prevent any algae from appearing in the pool while we are gone. Also should I dig out those 3" Tabs that I don't use in the pool anymore and drop a couple of them in the floater

    My CYA is about 35 the best I can measure it with the Taylor 2006 kit and I use the BBB method to take care of my pool. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.....thanks, John
    16100 gallon rectangle pool built in 1984 including a 5' X 5'x 3' Spa, Diamond Brite in year 2000, Non-SWG Pool

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    Re: How much chlorine/

    I'd take that rascal to shock (SLAM) level per your CYA, drop those trichlor tabs in a floater and make sure it is being circulated on a timer if you have no one to stop by and dose it up for ya'.
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    Re: How much chlorine/

    I would load up the floater with trichlor pucks while you are gone, your CYA is low enough to get away with it, I would also boost the FC up to near shock level before leaving.

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    Re: How much chlorine/

    +1 what the two experts ahead of me have already suggested.
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    Re: How much chlorine/

    A very very big thank you to each of you. I'll do exactly as suggested.....Happy HJohnolidays to each of you. John
    16100 gallon rectangle pool built in 1984 including a 5' X 5'x 3' Spa, Diamond Brite in year 2000, Non-SWG Pool

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