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    steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    Just wondering what you all do and if there are any special steps necessary to take when leaving your pool for around a week? Lets assume there is a solar cover and timer on the pool.
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    Re: steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    I bring it up to shock level and it is fine. However, someone with more experience should come along soon and provide more guidance.
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    steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    What is your CYA level ? Bring FC up to shock level and put some pucks in a floater if you have room for CYA. Leave cover on it.
    Other option is have somebody look after it. 😎
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    Re: steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    Cya was about 25 the other day when I checked it. I can put some pucks in the chlorinator.
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    Re: steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    How long does it take your pucks to dissolve completely, and how many can you put in? When I was using bleach, I poured a jug of bleach in just before I left and put as many pucks as I could fit in a floater. When I came back 10 days later, my FC was still 5ppm and I had a bit of the tabs left as well. Probably could have lasted another few days.
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    Re: steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    You're in great shape if CYA is only 25.

    I raise the water level a couple inches to allow for a lot of evaporation, so I don't run the risk of running the pump dry and frying it, and then I pack as many pucks into the floater as I can. If you break them, they'll dissolve faster and you can also sometimes fit more in.
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    Re: steps to take when leaving pool for a week

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    What is your CYA level ? Bring FC up to shock level and put some pucks in a floater if you have room for CYA. Leave cover on it.
    Other option is have somebody look after it. ��
    EXACTLY what I'm doing this week. Will also have a friend make two 1 gallon bleach additions on Tues. and Thurs.
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