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Thread: New pool - about to go out of town for 6 days & VERY NERVOUS

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    Jul 2010
    Raleigh, NC

    New pool - about to go out of town for 6 days & VERY NERVOUS

    Slowly but surely it seems the pool levels are getting where they need to be ....
    FC 3-4 pH 7.5 TA 60-70 CYA not yet showing up (finished dissolving on Wed)

    VERY nervous about leaving this thing unattended for 6 days.

    Questions ...
    1 - If I put the pool cover on it, do all the levels remain or do some change?
    2 - Do I need the pillow thing in the middle under the cover or just the cover itself?
    3 - I have no timer for the pump. My options are ... leaving it running on low 24/7, leave it off, or possibly have neighbor come turn in on for 12 hrs each day. Which is best? Can pump run with cover on it?
    4 - Anything I'm missing ?

    Sorry for all the questions but THANK YOU for the help!!
    26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame (14,667 gallons), Hayward Matrix 1hp 2speed, Hayward ProSeries 21" sand filter
    1.5" PVC piping with in-wall skimmer, TF100 test kit
    City water in Raleigh, NC

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New pool - about to go out of town for 6 days & VERY NER

    Use the Google Site search, top right, for "vacation". Results: ...
    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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