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    Vacation time

    Been using TFP for about 18 months and couldn't be more pleased. I am facing a new situation. We are going on vacation and I don't have anyone available this year to handle the pool (too many will be vacationing with us). We are in SE New Mexico so it is already hot and super sunny. We have a solar cover. There is no timer on the pump. CYA is about 35 so I have room to go up considering my location. I have a floater left from the previous owner. How many tri-chlor tabs should I use for the week? Should I put the cover on or off? With no timer pump will run 24-7.
    +25 year old, 25,000 gal., IG, Gunite. New (2014) Hayward Super II 2hp pump and 310 sand filter, Rheem M266A heater.

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    Re: Vacation time

    With the solar cover, floater full of tabs, and the pump running 24/7 you should be fine for a week or perhaps a bit more. Raise the PH to the high end of the normal range, as trichlor is acidic.
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    Re: Vacation time

    Thanks. I was worried about putting the cover on and creating some perfect hot tub for algae formation no matter how much chlorine.

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