Hi everyone! Sorry to start yet another thread on this but I searched and couldn't find an answer...
Basically, since switching from pucks to liquid bleach and testing daily with my TF100, my water has been crystal clear and low maintenance.
I'm going away for vacation for a week, and there's no one around who can help add bleach.
I wonder what my best bet would be, since I don't want to add pucks again. Going through the whole water drain refill thing and worrying about hydrostatic pressure,.. not going through that again...
1. what about be the issue if I shocked up to some ridiculous amount, like 50 or 60 ppm FC before leaving (gunite pool). At 4-5ppm FC loss due to sunlight a day, i'd still be able to get through a week, I think. This would be the same cost as buying several quarts of poly60 or adding anything else... unless I'm thinking about this wrong and the FC loss is a percentage loss (e.g. 5% a day) and not a consistent number (e.g. 5ppm a day)
2. i can bring the FC up to some mid range number, like 30ppm (my cya is about 45 and I recently had a bout with mustard algae) and then add some poly60.
3. suck it up and add borates and acid (although i'd prefer to do this at the beginning of next year, since the pool will be closed next month).
Any thoughts? Thanks everyone!