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    first season / 3-week vacation

    Hi all, what a great forum.

    Any advice is appreciated. Learning a lot about the pool maintenance, but am now facing something I have
    not done before. Will be out for 3 weeks.

    1. Thought of placing leafnet cover to prevent leaves coming to the pool
    (is it better to consider placing hard mesh cover that is typically used in winter
    time?) If hard cover is recommended, is there any issue if pump is working?

    2. will have friend come on a weekly basis to check things out - put chlorine in chlorinator, maybe
    clean skimmers, pool pump filter, add water to the pool if needed etc. does my friend need to come
    more frequently, just in case?

    Am I missing something? Thanks a lot.


    - hear that it is recommeded that

    Will have a friend come weekly

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: first season / 3-week vacation

    Welcome to TFP!

    Having your friend come over twice a week would be a huge help. Three weeks is too long for the pool to go completely unattended.

    I'm not sure which kind of cover your "hard mesh" cover is. A cover which blocks most of the sunlight will help a great deal. The pump is not usually affected by a cover.
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    Re: first season / 3-week vacation

    Thanks a lot. Have one of those hard mesh covers that is used in winter time (not easy to put). Thought to put leaf net cover to prevent
    leaves coming in.

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