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    What can I do to buffer up the pool. 22,000 gal, SWG.I am going to close it up with a net only. What chems do I need to add a few days before to beef it up so that when I get back it will not be like a green pond. Strategies? I will not be asking anyone to take care of it. Thanks

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    Re: Going to be away for 3 weeks strategies

    Well, hope is a good strategy.

    If your chemistry and SWG is dialed in, then the FC should remain fine. You may want to lower the pH a bit since it typically climbs due to the SWG.
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    Re: Going to be away for 3 weeks strategies

    Lower pH to allow for rise and raise the water level to allow for evaporation.

    Yours is one of the very rare cases where adding Polyquat 60 algaecide might be worth it. 3 weeks is a long time without attention.
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    Re: Going to be away for 3 weeks strategies

    What about water level? Do you have an autofill?
    I lower the PH to 7.2 when I leave and move the SWG percentage up a little.
    I also set the skimmer/drain valve to half skimmer and half main drain in case the skimmer baskets clog up.
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