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    Leaving for vacation.

    This is my first time having a pool and going on vacation. What do I need to do to keep my pool maintained while im gone? Do I need to keep the pool pump running the whole time and just leave the clorine pucks in the litte dispenser?
    27ftx48 in Above ground pool.

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    Re: Leaving for vacation.

    You can get a timer for your pool so the pump does not have to run 24/7 while you are away. Is your pump hardwired or does it plug into an electrical socket? Whether or not you should use the pucks depends on your current CYA level.
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    Re: Leaving for vacation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason305 View Post
    This is my first time having a pool and going on vacation. What do I need to do to keep my pool maintained while im gone? Do I need to keep the pool pump running the whole time and just leave the clorine pucks in the litte dispenser?
    My pool does not have a timer and it plugs into a electrical socket.Where could i get a timer and how hard is it to set up?
    27ftx48 in Above ground pool.

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    Re: Leaving for vacation.

    Shop Utilitech 15-Amp 2-Outlet Mechanical Residential Plug-In Countdown Lighting Timer at Lowes.com

    found this quickly on the Lowes' Site ~ would imagine they have multiple. An Electrical Storefront would have one, HOme Depot, Probably Farming Shops (Tractor Supply),Hardware store. Fishkeeping supplies to if you strikeout everywhere else, fishkeepers, especially saltwater tanks have to keeps parameters at all costs.

    Make sure it's rated for outside, make sure it has the ability to reset the mode if power is interrupted (like alarm clocks do now) & follow the directions.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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