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    I left town for 6 days and I found..

    As the subject says, I left town for 6 days. 6 days when the weather was in the 100s. Before I left, I raised the water level, dumped bleach to get FC up around 10, and loaded a floater with trichlor pucks.

    We got home about 9:30 last night. I turned on the pool light and had a quick look. Low water and needing a vacuuming was my impression.

    This morning I checked things out more thoroughly. Water is clear, no sign of any algae. I noticed my pump hadn't lost priime, nor did any air come out the bleed when I opened it. I added an inch or so of water and vacuumed. After allowing things to mix, I tested it.

    FC 6.2
    CC 0
    pH 7.6
    TA 70
    CH 775
    CYA ~48
    Temp 82F

    CH lowering is ongoing, I'm not going to drain a bunch of water just for that - CSI is good and the water is otherwise perfect. A little bit of acid and I'm done. I imagine I'll do some brushing from inside the pool today, as it's gonna be another scorcher.

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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

    Same thing worked for mr being in Florida for a week. Was a scorcher here while we were gone as well. Had a friend stop by just to check water level and add a bit.
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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    As the subject says, I left town for 6 days. 6 days when the weather was in the 100s. Before I left, I raised the water level, dumped bleach to get FC up around 10, and loaded a floater with trichlor pucks.

    We got home about 9:30 last night. I turned on the pool light and had a quick look. Low water and needing a vacuuming was my impression.

    This morning I checked things out more thoroughly. Water is clear, no sign of any algae. I noticed my pump hadn't lost priime, nor did any air come out the bleed when I opened it. I added an inch or so of water and vacuumed. After allowing things to mix, I tested it.

    FC 6.2
    CC 0
    pH 7.6
    TA 70
    CH 775
    CYA ~48
    Temp 82F

    CH lowering is ongoing, I'm not going to drain a bunch of water just for that - CSI is good and the water is otherwise perfect. A little bit of acid and I'm done. I imagine I'll do some brushing from inside the pool today, as it's gonna be another scorcher.

    No question, just bragging

    Did you leave the pump running 24/7?
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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

    Quote Originally Posted by GuinnessPhish
    Did you leave the pump running 24/7?
    Nope. I let the Intermatic timer handle things. It's been flawless for almost three years since we moved in, no reason to think it would fail now.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Sure is nice to have a trouble free pool
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Butterfly----------Unless you're a "two-fisted" drinker.................gimmee one of those beers!
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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

    Yep. you're on top of things. Good job.
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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Butterfly----------Unless you're a "two-fisted" drinker.................gimmee one of those beers!
    Here!
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: I left town for 6 days and I found..

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