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    Newbie with a pool care question

    First season up and running with our pool and it's going great! I realized the other day though that when leave for our week's vacation in august I have no one to tend to the pool. What have you done to maintain your pool when you went out of town? I had the idea of putting the cover on but I'm not sure how to approach the chemicals. I don't want green water when I come home!!
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Newbie with a pool care question

    Bringing the pool up to shock level and putting the cover on will usually work for a week.
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    cramar's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Sault Ontario

    Re: Newbie with a pool care question

    A timer for the pump plug in can help so your still getting some regular circulation but not necessarily 24/7, if you have neighbours close I'd personally touch base with them and show them where the shut off is in case of any emergency.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
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