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Thread: Going on vacation for a week. Need advice.

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    Going on vacation for a week. Need advice.

    First, let me say that this forum has helped me tremendously this year. We bought the FAS-DPD kit and it is amazing! Will probably never go back to the pool store again.

    We are leaving on vacation for a week. Here are my current numbers:
    13,000 gallon above ground pool

    Currently, my pool is crystal clear and I would like to keep it that way. What do all do when you go on vacation? Thanks for any help you can give.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Going on vacation for a week. Need advice.

    Welcome to TFP!

    By far the best thing to do is to get a pool sitter. But if that is impractical, the next best thing to bring to shock level and cover with a solar cover. If neither of those work, raise to high shock level and add a trichlor tablet floater, and hope you are lucky.
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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Going on vacation for a week. Need advice.

    Welcome to the forum

    You can google "vacation", bottom left of each page, and get more ideas.

    Your test shows 1 CC which indicates that you need to follow the Shock Process in Pool School.
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    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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