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    Question Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    I'm going on vacation next month for 8 days and don't really have anyone to manage the pool while I'm gone. A friend has a pool guy come over once a week and maintain the pool by pouring what I'm assuming is a crazy amount of chlorine in the pool to keep levels up for the full week. Can I get by doing that, if so what should my target FC be or can I do the pucks everyone hates (never used these before) just for the week given my CYA levels are at a manageable 35 ppm level. I live in South Florida if that makes a difference.

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    Re: Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    Since your CYA is actually relatively low for your climate, there is no problem using some tablets while you are gone.

    Do you have a cover? You could raise the FC up to shock level and cover the pool ... and/or add tablets in a floater.
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    Re: Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    I vote for using some pucks. Won't hurt one bit to raise your CYA level some. 😎
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    Re: Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    Thanks. I do not have a cover so I think I will go with the pucks. Any particular type of puck better than the other. Also any idea how many to put in the floater for the 8 days? I'm assuming to put the floater on a low release setting.
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    Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    Honestly I don't have any experience with using pucks or the floater, I'm a bleach dumper 100%.
    The only difference in pucks I believe is the size, weight. As for how many, fill the floater up and I'd say no more than half way open. Just make sure you getting enough chlorine in the water.
    I'm sure somebody with experience with these will come along. 😎
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    Re: Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    Check the active ingredients on the pucks. You don't want anything with metals (copper, silver) or minerals. I also would not used cal-hypo pucks. Just CYA and Trichlor/dichlor for the active ingredients. Put one or two in a floater, bring the pool to shock level and let the pump run on a timer. If you get a lot of debris in your pool get someone to empty the skimmer basket.
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    Re: Going away for 8 days what do I do with the pool?

    See I told ya somebody that knows would come along !!
    Take that advice ^^^^^^. 😎
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