We are getting ready to go on vacation. I have a small bucket of trichlor pucks (from when we got the pool/pool-stored ) that I was planning on using, and having a neighbor come over and check periodically. We will be gone for about 10 days.
I lose about 1.5 - 2 ppm daily. My CYA is currently between 30-40.
The bucket I have is 4 lbs (64 oz). According to pool math, 64 oz of trichlor would raise my FC by 20, raise my CYA by 12 and lower pH by about 1.
So, I should still be OK for CYA using these pucks, and it appears the bucket should cover my FC loss for the 10 days?
Is this how the pucks work, will they dissolve slowly over the 10 days? Or should I add half at first, then half after about 5 days?
Would I just put them all into a floater device and just leave them?
Should I be OK with this, and not adding any extra chlorine?
I'm a little nervous about this, my pool water looks great. Do not want to mess it up!