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    Vacation Time

    In a few weeks we'll be leaving for 2 weeks and I've been pondering what to do with the pool. We have a pass through winter cover that I plan on covering the pool with. I'm planning on dosing it good with bleach before we leave. I can run the swg and pump on the timer. I'm a little concerned with evaporation, but the cover should minimize our current amount of evaporation some. Anyone have any advice?
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    Re: Vacation Time

    If you can have someone check water levels for you while you're gone, that's the only thing I would add. Oh and have a nice time.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    I'm headin up to your neck of the woods.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Comin to the Taste?
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    Re: Vacation Time

    We try to stay away from the big city. We visit family and camp a little in Morris on the river.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Which camp? I know Morris - about 1/2 hour from me....We have a 37 TT, our next jaunt is July 5 to a State Park in downstate Indiana. We spent 10 days in the Northwoods this month. Do you tent or RV?
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Brother in law rents two lots on the illinois river south of Morris boat ramp, probably 2 or 3 miles down river. They have a RV, so it's not to bad, real peacefull during the week. We mostly try and visit family and a few old friends and keep it simple.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Speaking from personal experience, if you decide to top off your pool before you leave, don't forget to off the hose before you actually depart!

    Have a great vacation!
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    Re: Vacation Time

    I live in Morris, behind Dairy Queen. Have fun.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    We always have fun when we go home.

    I'm thinking about topping it off before I cover it, hoping to still have the skimmer full when we get home.The thing I'm concerned with is to much evaporating. I hate to ask someone to come look at it while we're gone, but I might
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Quote Originally Posted by sevver
    I live in Morris, behind Dairy Queen. Have fun.
    Don't be shocked if we knock your door, Blizzards in hand and invite ourselves in for a swim.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    So, you all think if I, fill it up, Shock it good, cover it, and set the pump and swg to run a few hours a day I'll be ok for a couple weeks.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Everything worked great considering we were gone for two weeks.
    The pool was clear when I took the cover off, and it has a little more ppm of chlorine than I had been running before we left. I added 3 gal. of bleach and reduced the pump timer from 12 hrs. to 4 hours. Evaporation wasn't a problem because it rained alot while we were gone, had to pump some out yesturday.
    We had a good time up in Illinois and really enjoyed the record low temps.
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    Re: Vacation Time

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Quote Originally Posted by sevver
    I live in Morris, behind Dairy Queen. Have fun.
    Don't be shocked if we knock your door, Blizzards in hand and invite ourselves in for a swim.
    Getting crashed is all part of having a pool.
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