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Thread: vacation help?

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    May 2013
    Benton, Arkansas

    vacation help?

    I'm going to be gone for 7-8 days on vacation. My pool chemistry is fine.

    My questions is....should I add some shock before I leave? Also, I have to turn my skimmers off and only have my main drain open while the filter is on because my water level is going to drop before I get back. There doesn't look like a chance of rain while 'm gone. Is this okay?
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    Houston, Texas

    Re: vacation help?

    Is your SWG in good working order? You can add a little insurance by bringing the pool to shock level with liquid chlorine, or if the CYA is a little low you can put 3-4 tablets in a floater and pull them out when you get home.

    Only problem with using just the main drain is you may have a mess to skim out when you get back, but that shouldn't be any big deal.
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