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    chlorine and being gone

    We will often be gone on weekends, if I know how much chlorine to add daily, do I just multiply that by how many days we'll be gone, and add that before we leave?
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    Re: chlorine and being gone

    FC loss to sunlight is a percentage of the start value, not an absolute value.

    When we travel, I bring the pool up to SLAM level (or just below it) and put the solar cover on. You'll be fine for 3 or 4 days.
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    chlorine and being gone

    That could work. SLAM level or near would also work. Would it be possible to cover the pool while your gone ? That would help with FC loss from the sun. Is this every weekend ?
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    Re: chlorine and being gone

    Yes, we have a solar cover. No, we're not gone every weekend, probably 2 a month.

    SLAM level and cover, sounds good.
    Thanks much!
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    Re: chlorine and being gone

    I've been wondering this too. Is there any harm to having a really high chlorine level if you are gone or are lazy and don't' want to add it every day?
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    Re: chlorine and being gone

    FC loss is a %, so the more you add at a time, the more you lose per day to the sun (all things being equal), so that method is going to be less efficient.
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    Re: chlorine and being gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    FC loss is a %, so the more you add at a time, the more you lose per day to the sun (all things being equal), so that method is going to be less efficient.
    Thank you, mystery solved.
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