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    Short Term Auto Feed

    I would like to set up a temporary setup. Maybe a 5 - 10 gallon plastic container for clorox and a small peristaltic pump for feeding it

    Every summer we go on vacation for anywhere from 2- 4 weeks and in the past I've used the neighbor and pucks. My neighbor for some reason started fiddling with the electric timer and I got back and he left the box door open. Argh..no more neighbor this year.

    Any suggestions??
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    Re: Short Term Auto Feed

    With the effort and cost to try to make something temporary, why not just make it permanent?

    Either go with a SWG system or the peristaltic pump setup. I just can not see the temp solution being that much cheaper than a full-time solution.
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    Re: Short Term Auto Feed

    How about just asking the neighbor to not fiddle with the pump setting?
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    Re: Short Term Auto Feed

    When I bought the pool, the salesman insisted the pool would work with SWG - but a not so careful read of the warranty after purchase said - No Salt! or warranty is gone. But, maybe I'll look at that again. What could go wrong?
    24' Round 14000 gal AG - installed June 2, 2015
    Saltwater Hayward AquaRite w/TCell - 9
    Waterway 26" sand filter w/ 2HP 2 speed pump
    Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD Test kit

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    Re: Short Term Auto Feed

    There was a thread awhile back and the guy had a 5 gallon bucket and put a drip system dripper ( maybe multiple drippers ) on the bottom of the bucket ( full of bleach ). He sat it next to pool with a dripper hose going into the water. This way he was getting a small dose throughout the day while on vacation.
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