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    Risks of not vacuuming

    The pool has been open for almost a week and it's been fantastic. Water is still clear and warming nicely under the sun.

    Today's test results:

    FC - 5.5
    TC - 5.5
    TA - 110
    CYA - 30
    PH - 7.7
    CH - 275
    76 deg

    I don't currently have a vacuum and hose, and it might be another week, perhaps longer, before I do. I do my best with the net, but it's obviously a poor substitute. Are there any risks to not vacuuming for a while, or am I playing with fire leaving organic matter in the water?
    26K IG painted gunite / 24" Cristal-flo (prefilter) to Pentair Warrior DE filter / 1hp Hayward Super II / TF-100

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    Re: Risks of not vacuuming

    Do you have a lot accumulating? (post a pic?) If you have a floor drain you can push some things that have settled toward it.
    30K? gal (20x40, 3ft shallow to 8-9ft hopper), Vinyl IG, single speed 1HP pump, Hayward Micro Clear DE-3600 filter, Hayward Aqua Rite SWG T15 Cell, Rheem/Raypack M206A heater

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    Re: Risks of not vacuuming

    There isn't a lot. I'd estimate a shot glass or two.
    26K IG painted gunite / 24" Cristal-flo (prefilter) to Pentair Warrior DE filter / 1hp Hayward Super II / TF-100

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    Re: Risks of not vacuuming

    I'd say you're quite fine. Hello for Kzoo!
    30K? gal (20x40, 3ft shallow to 8-9ft hopper), Vinyl IG, single speed 1HP pump, Hayward Micro Clear DE-3600 filter, Hayward Aqua Rite SWG T15 Cell, Rheem/Raypack M206A heater

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    Re: Risks of not vacuuming

    Make sure you're brushing, and fish out the larger items by hand if the pool is warm enough.

    I can't comment as to whether or not that's horrible, but if you can keep stuff from sitting too long and possibly staining the liner then you're in better shape than not doing anything at all.
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