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    Leaving my BBB + Liquidator pool in the hands of my family

    I’m almost done turning my green swamp into a sparkling oasis but alas, in a few days I have to leave again for 3-4 weeks. The green swamp occurred last year simply because I was away for a much longer period and I wasn’t around to get anyone prepared.

    I’m not sure if my family is able to maintain the Liquidator, or to pour in liquid chlorine.
    Therefore I’m planning the simplest pool task for them while I’m away:
    Making sure that there are always three trichlor tablets in the skimmer and once a week shocking with two packs of calcium hypochlorite.

    Would there be any significant long term effect of this “non BBB” regimen?

    Currently pH = 7.2, CYA = 50, TA = 120
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    Re: Leaving my BBB + Liquidator pool in the hands of my fami

    Tablets are going to lower PH and TA, as well as raising CYA. All of those effects will be significant over 3-4 weeks.
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    Re: Leaving my BBB + Liquidator pool in the hands of my fami

    I think the LQ is the simplest way to handle it. All they have to do, if you have it lined out, is to pour a jug of bleach in it once a week or so and make sure the skimmer basket is clean. What could be simpler than that?
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    Re: Leaving my BBB + Liquidator pool in the hands of my fami

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I think the LQ is the simplest way to handle it. All they have to do, if you have it lined out, is to pour a jug of bleach in it once a week or so and make sure the skimmer basket is clean. What could be simpler than that?
    Sounds good. I'll simply show them the flow meter and if there is no flow they'll use the trichlor tablets as plan B.
    This is my ticket for Heaven (when all's working..) :
    22k Gal gunite IGP, 38 SF Anthony DE filter, 1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    380k BTU Raypak Natural Gas Heater (Model RP405A) and solar cover
    8 gal Liquidator w/ 12% bleach, Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage robotic cleaner. 3800 ppm salt, 50 ppm borates.

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    Re: Leaving my BBB + Liquidator pool in the hands of my fami

    Now there's a plan that I like!
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