Jun 12, 2007
Going on vacation and need to know what I should do so I don't get algae. I will be gone for 4 days. Should I use polyquat or just shock with tons of bleach before I leave. My pool has been looking so good with BBB, I don't want to screw up my beautiful pool.


LifeTime Supporter
May 27, 2008
North Carolina
Shock with lots and lots of bleach. Us the pool calculator to figure the highest range for your shock and meet it. Since it is only four days you should be OK. But if it is a little green - you know how to handle it ;)


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2007
Coastalish 'down easter'
However... some poly 60 makes a nice insurance policy.

Enjoy the vacation, have fun and anything that might happen to the pool in your absence can be quickly (and decisively) addressed :)