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    SWS on vacation?

    Hi, we are leaving for the beach for a week soon. We are covering the pool. As long as all my levels are good, do I turn off the SWS or leave it on while we're gone? We are leaving the pump running because you can't put it on a timer. It is one of those you have to manually turn back on if it gets turned off.
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    In your case I'd chlorinate, cover, and shut off the pump and SWG system.
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Leave the pump off for over a week?? No circulation?
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Can you bring it up to shock level and then cover, leaving just the filter running?
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Take FC to SLAM level, cover, run JUST the pump if you can. Got any friends to check on it?
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    No. Out in the boonies. No close neighbors or friends, family I could ask.

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    So. Tomorrow, take the FC to 31. Cover it. Leave pump running and SWS OFF, correct? Just curious....right now my FC is about 10 (had to raise it slightly after heavy storms and lot of debris). Is that not sufficient if the pool is covered? Will the FC break down that much with no sunlight?
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Quote Originally Posted by georgiadawg View Post
    So. Tomorrow, take the FC to 31. Cover it. Leave pump running and SWS OFF, correct? Just curious....right now my FC is about 10 (had to raise it slightly after heavy storms and lot of debris). Is that not sufficient if the pool is covered? Will the FC break down that much with no sunlight?
    Its just better to take it up higher, in case of any delays getting home or something getting in under the cover.... a little more protection, capisce?
    When you come home the FC will have dropped some, but just taking the cover off and exposing it to sunlight will aid in bringing it down again. You can swim up to SLAM level so no delays there....
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. And, when we get back, leave SWS off until FC drifts back down to normal?
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Yep, good plan. Beach! Woohoo!
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    Re: SWS on vacation?

    Quote Originally Posted by georgiadawg View Post
    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. And, when we get back, leave SWS off until FC drifts back down to normal?
    Yeah, why make the chlorine generating hamsters run that wheel when its not needed?
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