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    Vacation and SWG

    Is it ok to bring a pool up to SLAM levels while running a SWG? We just turned on the SWG for the first time this season last night, I have been solely adding bleach the last couple of weeks.

    I am heading out of town Thursday early and will be back late Sunday. I'll have the solar cover on and CYA is up to 40 (as of last test, there is more currently in the sock). I'm wondering/hoping that if I douse the pool right before I head out along with the SWG I wont drop too low. I know 4 days isn't a long time in the scheme of things, but when I found you guys last year was after a short trip, and returned to a green pool. Yes, in that case I accidentally left the filter and swg off, but it just happened so fast.
    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
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    Re: Vacation and SWG

    What size and brand of SWG do you have?

    With a cover on and already at SLAM levels, the SWG can add too much chlorine and it could possibly get sky high depending on the run time and output settings.
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    Re: Vacation and SWG

    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
    Stir thingy - Check

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    Re: Vacation and SWG

    I wouldn't touch a thing. It sounds like you have your SWG tuned in just right so it should be the same when you return.
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    Re: Vacation and SWG

    No, I've been using bleach only. I have just turned my swg on for the first time this season last night. That is why I am a little worried. i have it set for 6 hours right now, I'll test tonight when I go to bed and when I wake up to see what the difference is. (I run it at night as electric rates are cheaper, I've seen that people say it's better for daylight, but I haven't researched the reasoning behind that yet.
    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
    Stir thingy - Check

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