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    chemical levels while going on a vacation

    Have been using this method with y'alls help for about two months with perfect results, our pools looks great, thanks.
    I have two questions. We will be going on vacation in about 5 weeks for 9 days. I plan on buying a cover and covering the pool, filter will run on a timer and using some tablets from walmart while gone. Right now my CYA is a little low from losing some water and adding some new, should I add some CYA or will I be o.k. if I wait and let the tablets bring it up in 5 weeks? Along with that how many tablets should I use while we are gone for 9 days?

    Next question is my TA is a little low, I just lowered my PH from about 7.8 to 7.4 thinking I would be raising the TA and that would raise the PH a little in the process. Should 100 TA be my goal number or should I just bump up my PH and leave the TA where it is?

    FC 5
    CC 0
    TC 5
    PH 7.4
    TA 90
    CH -
    CYA 35

    THANKS, FOR ANY ADVICE
    13.5 k gallon, AG Swim n' Play Inc. Islamorda 24 ft. round , Pentair Dynamo 1.5 HP Pump, Pentair Sand Dollar SD40 sand filter 40GPM.
    Install 5/20/14

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    Re: chemical levels while going on a vacation

    TA is fine, that's not low. I am trying to get mine down to 70.

    Those tabs and the cover will get you through. No need to do anything else.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: chemical levels while going on a vacation

    Thanks for the quick response. So should I be shooting for a lower TA then?
    13.5 k gallon, AG Swim n' Play Inc. Islamorda 24 ft. round , Pentair Dynamo 1.5 HP Pump, Pentair Sand Dollar SD40 sand filter 40GPM.
    Install 5/20/14

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    Re: chemical levels while going on a vacation

    If your pH is stable, don't worry about TA. If it tends to drift, you can lower it which should help. Don't worry about it now though, have a great vacation!
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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