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Thread: closing a pool down in high summer

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    North East Thailand

    closing a pool down in high summer

    Hello Folks
    We are returning to the UK for 3 months from the high heat of a Thai hot season. Last time we did this trip we returned to a large Algae problem that took a long time to fix. Does anyone have some tips on how to maintain the water quality while we are way. I cover the pool with a black thin cover that keeps the water temperature cool but should I add extra chlorine to shock level before we leave?
    Any advice will be gratefully received and thanks again to all who have helped me in the past
    Mike Court
    In ground Pool size 12m x 5m x 1.3m av
    Concrete construction with tiled base and sides
    750 Sand Filter
    1.5k Pump
    I don't have a skimmer, around the perimeter of the pool is a plastic grate above a concrete channel that directs overflow into holding tank.

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    May 2007
    South Central NJ

    Re: closing a pool down in high summer

    Without regular additions, the addition of chlorine will be fruitless.

    Covering with a thicker tarp that doesn't let light in is really all you can do if nobody will be caring for the pool while you are away.

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: closing a pool down in high summer

    Is there anybody that looks after the place while you're gone?
    If not is there a pool company that you can hire to do it?
    Adding an swcg will help if there's someone to check on it once in a while.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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