FC 20 (currently SLAMing)
I'm new to TFP and would appreciate any advice you can give. I'll be gone for 9 days and don't have anyone who can help with my pool while I'm away. We just refilled our pool last week to bring stabilizers down from 200+ and are in the process of SLAMing. We had a green pool, so fighting algae currently. I should be done with my SLAM before we leave. I would really like to come home to a clear pool if possible and avoid another SLAM. My current plan is to bring the chlorine up to shock level before we leave, add a few pucks to a floater (I really don't want to since it will raise my CYA, but I'm not sure what else to do.), and then cover it with my solar cover (it's clear though).
Two things I wasn't sure of, I've been searching the forum for "vacation" advice and based on what I've read, since my solar cover is clear, I wasn't sure if it would help to maintain my FC or still drop it since UV can penetrate. Also, I read a couple of threads of people turning their pump off. Should I leave it running or not? It's on a timer.
Thanks for all the help. This forum has been amazing. I know more about my pool now than I ever have and it's great!