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    jorivesud's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada

    Vacation with SWCG


    trying to plan for when we leave for vacation.

    readings are like this:
    FC: 5
    CC: 0
    PH: 7.6-7.8
    CYA: 50
    TA: 90
    CH: 500

    SWCG set to 1 (lowest setting)
    Weather hasn't been great recently, but SWCG is keeping FC at 5 being set at 1.
    (which is why I don't want to raise CYA more, actually tempted to have it lower even if I'm already lower then recommendation).

    Now for vacation:
    - someone will come to water our plants and ensure pool water level is good and top up if needed.
    - putting solar cover on, I'm worried that FC will climb to the roof by the time we are back (I can't set my SWCG lower to 1, which is set to 1 currently)
    - If I don't put the cover on, I will get more evaporation and junk going into the pool (many trees around).

    What are your recommendation?
    12x20 vinyl liner + fiberglass steps. (6800 Gallons)
    SWCG - Hayward Salt&Swim 3C
    Hayward XStream Cartridge Filter (200 SQ.FT)
    Hayward TriStar VSP
    Raypak heat pump, Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Mod Squad JVTrain's Avatar
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    Central Minnesota

    Re: Vacation with SWCG

    Put the cover on, leave it at 1. It's not going to climb too crazy high... depending on how many days. How many days are you going to be gone? Leave them the basic K-1000 kit and if they get pumpkin orange on the TC test, show them how to turn off the SWG. You might want to drop the pH a little before going as well but not required.
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
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    Re: Vacation with SWCG

    I would drop the pH to 7.2, put the cover on and enjoy my vacation.
    Tucson, AZ
    16x36 rectangular (19k) Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS 011018, Super II 2hp (spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

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