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    Gone for a week, what to do?

    Hey Everybody,
    My pool is in great shape thanks to this site. However I will have to leave it's side for a week. What should I do?
    Normally 1 bottle of bleach per day keeps me in my recommended FC number of 5 with a CYA of about 45.
    Should I throw in 5 or so bottles before I go?
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    Re: Gone for a week, what to do?

    Best way is to bring it up to SLAM level and put a solar cover on it.
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    Re: Gone for a week, what to do?

    If you have a reliable neighbor, you could ask them to dump them for you. Although I prefer Smykowsi's answer better.
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    Re: Gone for a week, what to do?

    Sounds good Smykowski, I think I'll go that route. I have some friends nearby but if I ask them I'll come back to a green pool and a backyard full of beer cans,
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    Re: Gone for a week, what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jermocide View Post
    Sounds good Smykowski, I think I'll go that route. I have some friends nearby but if I ask them I'll come back to a green pool and a backyard full of beer cans,
    Haha. Sounds like the wrong kind of reliable. Reliably inconsiderate!
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