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Thread: What's a weekender to do?

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    Join Date
    May 2017
    Hudson Valley, New York

    What's a weekender to do?

    Hi, I just started the BBB and all is going well...BUT...
    I live in NYC and this is a weekend house.
    I do NOT want to invest in a SWG now ---
    is there any chance I can use the BBB system if I leave on Sunday/Monday and don't return until Friday afternoon?
    Maybe leave the FC high before I leave?
    i don't want to use any tricolor or dichlor tabs -- even temporarily -- as I'm lowering my CYA slowly, it's now about 90.
    Is there any possibility this could work?
    ABOVE GROUND decked-in 18x33x4 ≈13,700 gallons, 1 HP Hayward Matrix pump, EC-40 Hayward DE filter, TF-100 test kit. Johnny Weissmuller AG installed 1989, new liner 2012, 2018.

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    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: What's a weekender to do?

    Do you cover your pool when you leave? If you raised the FC to SLAM level, covered it and crossed your fingers you might swing it. Covering the water protects it from UV rays which eat up chlorine (even at that high CYA level) and protect it from debris. I have an autocover and my chlorine stays easily for a week when covered.

    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Skippy's Pool Cooler --> Skippy's New Fountain Our Build --> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard

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    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    San Diego, Ca.

    Re: What's a weekender to do?

    My neighbor, 80ppm of CYA and no cover, raises the FC to slam level of 31ppm on Sunday and returns on Friday night to a clear pool with about FC of 6-15 ppm depending on the season.
    35,000 Gal. - 40x20x8 - Plaster - SWG Pentair IC 60 - Barracuda G3 Vacuum - Hayward c1750 Cartridge Filter - Blue Torrent VS 1.5hp pump - Pool is 45 years old.

    "I'd build a deck over my pool if I didn't have a SWG"

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: What's a weekender to do?

    Covering the pool would be a no-brainer. It would also survive in New York if your brought FC to SLAM value on Sunday eve and dosed again on Friday afternoon. That should be an easy issue to deal with. Don't skip a monster!!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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