OK, I did a search, but can't seem to find an answer to my question -- How do I prep for a 1-week vacation with my in-ground pool with a SWG?
I do not have my TF-100 test kit yet (I'm in Canada and waiting on shipping/forwarding, will likely be another 2 weeks). Our pump is on a timer and we run it (and the SWG) from 4 am - 6 am then the long stretch is from 10 am to 8 pm. Our current numbers are as follows (measured by strips and a local pool store):
CH: 135 (?)
CYA: 30-ish+ (I just added some 2 days ago, so I am waiting to re-test [It was 20 before I added more]).
With the CYA, I know it is low for a SW pool. However, since I don't have my test kit yet, I didn't want to go too high. Eventually I want to aim for 60-80.
Temperatures in the Toronto area are predicted to be in the 30+ degree Celcius (86+ Farenheit) for the next week, with little rain.
Should I just drop the pH and shock before leaving and hope for the best?
We don't really have anyone to watch the pool. My Dad could come by and tell me whether or not it is green... but he is getting old and would be hesitant to do much more.