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    Maintaining BBB on vacation

    So with the BBB method, how would you keep a pool that is in good shape maintained while on vacation for a weekend or a week?
    1978 Sylvan IG Gunite pool (around 18,000 gallon)
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    Re: Maintaining BBB on vacation

    Ideally, have a friend add some bleach for you.

    Absent of that, raise the FC to shock level, cover the pool, hope you have FC left when you get back. Or you can float a few pucks if your CYA level can handle it.
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    Re: Maintaining BBB on vacation

    I always try to keep my CYA on the low side, so I can use pucks when I'm away or won't be able to add bleach on a regular basis. A few pucks won't raise your CYA too much anyway.
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    Re: Maintaining BBB on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by kodiak1120 View Post
    I always try to keep my CYA on the low side, so I can use pucks when I'm away or won't be able to add bleach on a regular basis. A few pucks won't raise your CYA too much anyway.
    Same here. I stuff the floater with pucks, raise the water level a few inches to allow for evaporation, and go.
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    Re: Maintaining BBB on vacation

    Very good, our CYA is pretty low. I will keep it closer to 30-40 once the slam is over then in anticipation for vacations. Thanks!
    1978 Sylvan IG Gunite pool (around 18,000 gallon)
    Hayward Vari-Flo DE Filter and 3/4 HP Super Pump - installed in 1991
    TF-100XL with speed stir Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaner (2015)

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    Re: Maintaining BBB on vacation

    I just leave the main and injection pumps on their set schedule and make sure there's enough bleach in the drum to last while we're away.
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