First year with an above ground pool, and thanks to this site, was able to get my green pool to clear again! (THANKS!)
Now, I'm wondering what would be the best thing to do for when we go away for a beach vacation for a week?? I've got the pump on a timer, and I've been running it from 11:00am 'till sunset (I have a solar heater I like to pump the water through during warm hours) but I'm not sure what I should do to avoid coming home to a green pool..
As of this morning, tests show:
CC 0.5 (We had 8 people in the pool yesterday)
Without other guidance, I'd probably just bring the FC up to 20 or so, and let it come back down over the week it will be unattended, but I'd be interested in any other expert ideas.. I do have someone coming over to feed the cats, so I could ask them to dump some liquid chlorine in, but I'd rather not bother them with it if possible. Also, should I leave the solar cover on or off? On the one hand, I'd assume more chlorine goes away if uncovered, but the water is already about 88, so I dont need the heat, and I'm wondering if the extra warm water will help algae grow, or to speed the chlorine evaporation?