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    Preparing for pump to be off for 48 hours

    I am having my stone sealed next week and the installer says I will need to keep my pump turned off for 24 hours before and after the sealant is put on to make sure the stone stays dry. Is there anything I should do to prepare my water for this? Should I be worried about my chemicals during this time?
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    Re: Preparing for pump to be off for 48 hours

    With the nicer weather we've had lately, perhaps not a bad idea to increase your FC level just to help keep algae away. Perhaps ensure pH isn't about to climb over 7.8. The other levels should be fine for just a couple days.
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    Re: Preparing for pump to be off for 48 hours

    Brush? Slowly & Carefully?
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    Re: Preparing for pump to be off for 48 hours

    I would raise FC up to SLAM level for your CYA just to be on the safe side, FC/CYA Chart.
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