This is my first summer ever maintaining a pool. Thanks to this site, my pool sparkly clear. Ever since I slammed it, I've gotten numerous compliments not only about the cleanliness and clarity of my water, but also about the lack of "pool smell" and the natural "feel" of the water.
My question is, when I go on vacation this summer (long weekend at the beach here and there, and also a 4-7 day trip later this summer), I'm dreading coming home to a green pool since I won't be home to maintain the pool. I figured for any long weekends, I can probably just jack my FC up a few extra notches before I leave and then get right back on it once I return. Buy what to do if I'm gone for nearly a week? I plan on taking a trip later this summer like I said, but we haven't decided on the length of time we will be gone (4-7 days). Is this an instance for floating some dichlor pucks in the pool while I'm gone or will I be ok spiking my pool with an extra gallon or two of bleach?