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Thread: Vacation

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    Going on vacation and need to know what I should do so I don't get algae. I will be gone for 4 days. Should I use polyquat or just shock with tons of bleach before I leave. My pool has been looking so good with BBB, I don't want to screw up my beautiful pool.
    SW Florida
    10,000 gal in ground concrete pool
    Pentair Cartridge filter
    Pentair Intelliflow pump
    Pentair SWG
    using BBB for pool chemistry/Lamotte ColorQ tester for daily testing

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    Join Date
    May 2008
    North Carolina

    Re: Vacation

    Shock with lots and lots of bleach. Us the pool calculator to figure the highest range for your shock and meet it. Since it is only four days you should be OK. But if it is a little green - you know how to handle it
    16 X 34 21,000 IG Vinyl Liner
    1 1/2 Hayward SuperPump
    New Sand Filter (had cartridge - hated them)

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Vacation

    However... some poly 60 makes a nice insurance policy.

    Enjoy the vacation, have fun and anything that might happen to the pool in your absence can be quickly (and decisively) addressed
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Vacation

    Did you see this thread?


    Hope it helps!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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