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    Vacation for 5 days

    Hello, I am a newbe, but so far so good (fingers crossed) I have not needed to SLAM and my pool is sparkling! I usually lose approximately 1.5-2ppm per day of chlorine. BUT.... I am going away for 5 days... I do not have anyone to take care of my pool, so these are my choices:
    1. Before I leave, put enough bleach to shock level and hope for the best;
    2. Put pucks in my automatic chlorinator, that is hooked up and never used. (if so how many pucks?)
    3. Use the floater puck thing, and again how many pucks do I put in there?


    Anything else I should do? I hate to mess up my pool when I am on a "winning" streak.. Thanks for any advice.
    5,700 gallon, Carribean Isle 15x52 Round Above Pool.
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    Re: Vacation for 5 days

    What is your CYA level? Pucks add to it and you want to make sure you don't go too high on that.
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    Re: Vacation for 5 days

    You've got the right idea. Just before leaving, go ahead and raise your FC to shock level which hopefully will take a couple days to lower. At the same time, using your tablet feeder or floater with a couple tablets should work as well to help get you through a few days. If your pump is on a timer, let is run as programmed. If not, perhaps get a simple automatic timer to let is run for a couple hours each day. Have a nice vacation!
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    Re: Vacation for 5 days

    My CYA is 40 as of right now. How much with say 2-3 pucks add to my CYA? I do have a timer on my pump that runs automatically, so that should not be a problem. Thanks for the help!
    5,700 gallon, Carribean Isle 15x52 Round Above Pool.
    Cartridge Filter.
    Installed Fall, 2014.
    North New Jersey
    Using the TF100 test

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    Re: Vacation for 5 days

    A lot depends on your pool size and amount of water flow, to include which products you use. A common thought is that for every 1 ppm of chlorine you add with pucks, you add 0.6 ppm of CYA.
    Here's an example (from a previous post):
    - For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm.
    - For every 10 ppm FC added by Dichlor, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
    - For every 10 ppm FC added by Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm.

    But you're only going to be gone for 5 days. A couple tablets will be fine. Also note that tablets add faster than floaters. I believe if you look at the bottom of the Poolmath calculator (link below) there's a way to anticipate CYA changes with pucks as well.
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