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Thread: Have to go on a 5 day trip during the SLAM-what to do?

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    Have to go on a 5 day trip during the SLAM-what to do?

    Like the title says, we're going to have to go on a 5 day trip out of town. I started the SLAM on 5/23. We're leaving this weekend. If I am unable to find someone to come test and add bleach is there anything I can do (add extra bleach before I leave, etc) so that I won't lose ground on my progress?
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    Re: Have to go on a 5 day trip during the SLAM-what to do?

    Just raise the FC to SLAM level and cover the pool if you can. Then start back up when you return.
    Raising the FC even high will put you at risk for damaging your liner.
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    Re: Have to go on a 5 day trip during the SLAM-what to do?

    Ok, thanks. I won't be able to cover it since my cover got destroyed this year and I'm in the process of deciding what I want to go with this fall.

    How bad do you think it'll set my progress back? I just don't want to return to a green swamp.

    I could estimate what I'm using up per day before I leave and have someone pour that amount of bleach jug in every day (they're not able to do all of the testing). Would that be a good idea?
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    Century Centurion 1.5hp pump
    Hayward sand filter: 300lb, filter rate 20GPM/ft2, flow rate 62 GPM

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    Re: Have to go on a 5 day trip during the SLAM-what to do?

    It would certainly be a good idea if you can have someone at least add some bleach every day. No telling what impact it will have on the process though.
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