Going away for 2 nights maintaining FC


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May 28, 2019
I am so grateful for the advice which has me maintaining my pool on my own all summer. CYA 40. During this hot spell I have Been targeting FC 8 rather than 7 and it usually ends up losing 3-3.5 so the FC is 4.5-5. If I am going away for 2 nights and I bring it up to a SLAM level of 16 before I leave it should only lose about 7 and be around 9 and be ok in theory. Just wondering if I were to go away longer another time, is it ever recommended to raise FC above the SLAM level say to 20 so that you maintain it above the minimum?


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May 20, 2018
Clovis, CA
For two nights you don't really need to worry about it. If it drops down lower than the target for a night or two, you aren't going to get an algae bloom just from that. If I'm gone 3 or 4 days, I might raise the FC a bit higher than normal, closer to SLAM range. Longer that that, I might raise it, and throw in a few tablets in a floater.


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Jun 5, 2016
Martinez, CA
You'll probably be fine Doing nothing but I’m always the one that gets bit. Personally, I’d raise the fc just before,you leave to compensate for the 2 day loss that way no risk.