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    Question about TFPC Method

    I have one last question before switching to the TFPC method, what do you do if you go out of town? How do chlorinate your pool on a daily basis with bleach when no one is home?

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Question about TFPC Method

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD View Post
    I have one last question before switching to the TFPC method, what do you do if you go out of town? How do chlorinate your pool on a daily basis with bleach when no one is home?

    Any suggestions?
    It all depends on how long you will be gone. You can bump up to shock level before you go and it will drift down. A covered pool will lose less chlorine each day. You can also use tabs for a short period but you need to be aware it will raise your CYA or Calcium levels.

    Last option is to recruit a friend or neighbor to help out every couple of days.
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    Re: Question about TFPC Method

    +1 what Ship of Fools said. You have several options.....including pucks.

    Often, folks think we hate pucks and that's not true at all. Understanding how to use them is key and understanding all the ways you can manage your pool water is what makes you a true TFP dude/dudette.
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    Re: Question about TFPC Method

    Friends + free beer = clear pool! And someone will be there to check other things as well.
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    Re: Question about TFPC Method

    Yup! What we do depends on one thing - whether or not our favorite neighbors are home or not while we'll be gone. If they are - I ask them to just dump bleach in for me. If they're not, we have a Nature 2 that came with the pool. We, of course, don't use it and it sits empty until vacation time. That's when we use the pucks. Since it's usually only one week of the summer and it's a regular vacation, I can plan my levels around it.
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    Re: Question about TFPC Method

    Like it was said before, the amount of time away determines what needs to be done. Adding some insurance such as polyquat 60 is another thing that can be done.
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