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    Algae and vacation

    So we have had a ton of rain, I've been busy prepping for vacation and haven't paid as close of attention to the pool as I should be. Last night I raised the chlorine level as we have had a ton of rain. I go out this morning to test my water one last time before vacation and notice a ton of maybe dead algae on bottom of pool. So I dose it again and give it a good brushing. Is there anything I can do at this point to not come home to a green pool. I leave at noon today??!?!!?
    f18 ft 48 in deep, 7600 gallon, round above ground vinyl pool. Hayward pump, sand filter. First time pool owner. Proud owner of a brand new TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Algae and vacation

    Just add bleach up to SLAM level, cover and hope for the best. Or have someone come add 1/2 gallon of bleach in daily to hold it at bay.

    Have a nice vacation and put it out of your mind. You know you'll have to deal with it on return.
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