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    Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    The pool sitter isn't able to help after all (I think it has something to do with the forcast for temps in the upper 70's and scattered showers all next week.).

    Here's my plan....does this sound ok? I'm open to ideas and suggestions. I'm leaving town on Tuesday and coming back next Monday.

    Today add polyquat 60 (about 12 oz -- first time to ever use)

    Starting this evening, add bleach to get cl up to at least 23 (my CYA is 90). Check after each hour until the level holds. Now, if I get up in the morning and check before sun hits the pool, in theory, the CL should still be 23 (right???) If not, do I add more at that time???

    Do I need to get the level up again on Monday night since I leave out on Tues morning?? OR should I wait and do the shock process on Monday night?

    I have another neighbor that is willing to check on things toward the end of the week. Should I have him put a gallon or two in the pool (for good measure)?

    Any feedback would be appreciated.


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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    I would wait and add the bleach Monday night....(BTW the PolyQ will consume some of the existing FC level) and then while your gone, have your neighbor put in 1 jug. That should be ok. Will you keep it covered? This will keep down on evaporation/FC loss. Make sure the pump is running when the neighbor adds bleach.
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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    no, we don't have a cover

    The pump runs from about 11 am until 7 pm
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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    Quote Originally Posted by my2kidsmom
    no, we don't have a cover

    The pump runs from about 11 am until 7 pm
    Do you have an autofill? Make sure the neighbor is keeping an eye on the water level (so the pump doesn't run dry).
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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    thanks...I'll make sure I leave the water a little high....and ask them to add some if needed.
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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    If you leave town frequently maybe you should consider the Liquidator.
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    Re: Going out of town-- pool sitter changed his mind

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I would wait and add the bleach Monday night....(BTW the PolyQ will consume some of the existing FC level) and then while your gone, have your neighbor put in 1 jug. That should be ok. Will you keep it covered? This will keep down on evaporation/FC loss. Make sure the pump is running when the neighbor adds bleach.
    On second thought....since your CYA is so high and your pool is so large, have him add 2 small jugs. Have a nice time, if you trip is for pleasure.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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