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    Leesburg, GA

    Closing For A Week?

    Going on vacation for a week this month (July). Intex, 20' AGP. How do I "close" to prevent algae during my absence?
    20' Intex; 52" deep; 8,638 gal; above ground. Intex 1,600 GPH sand filter.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Closing For A Week?

    Best thing to do is probably lower PH to 7.2 and raise your FC to shock level. Have a neighbor stop by and add rppm of bleach every other day or so. Put a cover on it if you have one.
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Closing For A Week?

    I just raise the water a couple inches to allow for evaporation and stuff a floater with trichlor pucks. If you have a cover, put it on. Assuming the pool chemistry is good right now, some Polyquat60 algaecide might buy you some peace of mind. It's lousy as a cure, but good as a preventative. (Although it's unnecessary in a pool that gets maintained regularly, so no one reading this should consider algaecide a substitute for chlorine. It's just for when no one is around to care for the pool)

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