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Thread: Vacation

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    Aug 2016
    Chapmansboro, Tn


    Hey all,
    Going on a 5 day cruise in July. My sister in law has volunteered to house sit for us. She has no problem turning on pump, checking basket,ect..
    She does not want to do water test. My question to ya'll, since my water is chrystal clear thanks to this site and everyone here is, should I just ask her to add an average amount of bleach (say 3 cups) a day, or should I bring to slam level and throw 3 or 4 pucks in floater and pray for the best. What would you do? 20 yr anniversary, taking wife to Mexico hate to come back to ugly pool.
    Thanks Bill
    New (Aug4th) AG, 8400gal, Ecokleer sand filter (45gpm max)
    1 1/2 hp Century ecokleer pump, Taylor K2006 kit

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    Mod Squad JVTrain's Avatar
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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: Vacation

    If your pool would be OK with the CYA level going up a little bit, I'd say go for the SLAM level and pucks method. Just make sure the pucks are in a floater, not a skimmer and that at least SIL makes sure the pool gets a brushing or two and that the floater doesn't get stuck in place somewhere.
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    Oct 2016

    Re: Vacation

    Congrats on the occasion and cruise. Ask for 3 cups a day from the pool sitter plus put some pucks in the floater until you return for peace of mind. Not much harm in that and you are covered with safe (or safer) chlorine levels.
    Dave in Phoenix, AZ, USA
    12,000 gallon IG (5' max depth) , Pebble-tec,
    Hayward SP2303 Maxflo 1.65 HP, Triton TR60 sand filter, 1 skimmer, Pool Devil skimmer, 3 returns, 1 aerator port, Navigator suction-side sweep, Hayward valve actuator, Rainbird sprinkler timer used for valve automation and chlorine injection. Softened water used for makeup.

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Vacation

    She can mostly monitor for water level too high/too low if you follow the above.
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