Hi folks... I'm escher (Chris in the real world). Just turned 35, and work as an engineer in the automotive industry.
Been reading a bit through here and let me just say, I'm overwhelmed. Heres the story:
Been running Baqua in my Legacy AG pool (9K gals) for about 5 years, since it was purchased. Baqua has been a nightmare, and the pool was only clear the first half of the first season.... ever since I've been fighting cloudy or slightly green water. I had to drain it to do some maintenance so I found this site since I had been considering changing over to CL.
So, the wife and I scrubbed the entire pool today, I have replaced the filter sand and the pool is now filling.
Now heres the catch.... Hhehehehe... and no this couldn't be worse timing..
We leave for vacation Monday evening and return the following sunday (6 days).
So.... I figure the pool will be filled by Sat night, and I can add chemicals on Sunday.
This is where I need help.
Since I will be gone, I plan to put the winter cover on and run the filter 12 hours (6pm-6am) every day. What should I do to keep it clear until I can get home and properly start a maint schedule? Just Chlorinate the heck out of it before I leave, and get one of those floating chlorine dispensers? (I know JACK NOTHING about chlorine....) I understand the TA and PH as I dealt with that with Baqua...
I've read though the forums for the last few days, but I'm confused as to exactly what I need.... My plan right now is just go to the pool store and suck it up for right now since I'm very limited on time...
Thanks for the help.... normally I'm not this much of a newb, as I frequent many forums I know this post is total flame bait, thanks for tolerating me! I promise to do the research properly when I return!