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Thread: (Leaving in 4 hrs) Going away for 3 days need advice!

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    Join Date
    May 2013
    Southern PA

    (Leaving in 4 hrs) Going away for 3 days need advice!

    So I follow the BBB method. Everything has been good just had a TON of rain in the last week so the Ch keeps dropping off quickly.
    We are leaving this afternoon and coming home Sunday night. Last year when we did this my sister didn't deal properly with the pool and it was DARK green when I got home and we ended up just draining and putting it away. I would like to keep it going if possible but I don't trust my sister to put in proper stuff. Do I dump a ton of bleach in and get it super high? Or could I use a 3" chlorinating tablet? My hubby accidently picked that up last year. I have NOTHING to put it in and I think its way to big for my 850-900 gallon kiddie pool. Can I break it and use half of it or less? If I do use it how do I use it? We just have a pump...nothing to put it in.

    Advice please! And quickly since I leave in 4 hrs LOL
    Thanks SO MUCH!
    Thanks Tanya
    Intex Easy Set Pool 10'x30" Appx: 850 gallons Filter: 530 Gallon Cartridge Filter Pump
    Using BBB method
    HTC 6way Kit

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    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: (Leaving in 4 hrs) Going away for 3 days need advice!

    You can add enough bleach to last for 3 days or you can put a tablet in a floater. You should have a fairly good idea of how much FC you lose per day. So, multiply that by three and add enough bleach to account for that and you should be fine. Three days isn't long.

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: (Leaving in 4 hrs) Going away for 3 days need advice!

    Do you have an opaque cover or tarp you could put over it? If you do then raise the FC and cover it. It should easily last 3 days that way.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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