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    Vacation, what do I do?

    Besides having a good time on my vacation, how do I ensure my pool stays clear while I'm away. It's a 12 day vacation. I do not have a pool service. So...my question is, what steps can I take to keep my water sparkling clear and algae free?
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    Re: Vacation, what do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by freemachinist
    Besides having a good time on my vacation, how do I ensure my pool stays clear while I'm away. It's a 12 day vacation. I do not have a pool service. So...my question is, what steps can I take to keep my water sparkling clear and algae free?

    You have a few options.

    1 - Have a neighbor put chlorine in on a daily basis
    2 - Use pucks ..... but be aware you will be adding stabilizer or calcium
    3 - Chlorinate heavily and leave your cover on
    4 - Stay home
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    Re: Vacation, what do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ship of fools
    3 - Chlorinate heavily and leave your cover on
    This is what I'm doing. Bring it up to shock level or a little higher and leave a cover on. Do you know your daily FC loss with a solar cover on?
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