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    Vacation time quandry

    I'm in need of some advice! Normally when I go on vacation, I have a friend check the pool every couple of days to make sure that all frogs, big spiders, lizards and snakes are scooped out and that the skimmer isn't clogged up with leaves. Since this is a SWCG pool, the chemistry tends to stay pretty stable and it is usually right where I left it when I return 7 days later after my visit to Nags Head.

    This season all my pool buddies are either on vacation or incapacitated and I am faced with the prospect of just turning everything off and running the risk of returning to a green swamp or of leaving everything running and returning to a totally clogged skimmer and and a burned out pump.

    I hope that I'm over stating the case and that by adding extra liquid chlorine and/or algaecide I can turn the pump off for a week and come home to a dirty pool but not necessarily a green swamp.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Bosqueboy in Virginia

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    Re: Vacation time quandry

    Do you also have a floor drain? If so the clogged skimmer is not really a concern. I am currently on a 10 day vacation and have no one looking at my pool. I did bump the SWG output up a little, but that is all.
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    Re: Vacation time quandry

    Same here. By this time of year I don't get too much in the skimmer, and since I have a floor drain I don't have to really worry about a storm causing the skimmer to fill up.
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    Re: Vacation time quandry

    Great information! Yes, I do have a floor drain. I'll just let the pump and SWCG run. I'll round up any dead biologicals when I return.

    Thanks for the advice.
    Bosqueboy in Virginia

    In-ground 20,000 gal vinyl Grecian, Hayward Star-Clear Plus C1200 cartridge filter, Hayward 3/4 HP Superpump, AquaRite salt water chlorine generator, Heat Siphon C575HP heat pump and Blue Diamond robotic cleaner.

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