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    Vacation Plan

    I'm about to be gone 11 days; here's what's happening.

    Chlorine: Used the last 3/4 gallon or so of my 12.5%. An hour later tested again. The stuff is probably 6-8 weeks old and stored outside in the shed; per the test it has now degraded to about 10%. Not bad, considering. Bought a new round of 12.5% and put in another gallon; FC is now up to 13.5. Put three trichlor pucks in the floater; hopefully that will last. Previous trichlor use had my pH very steady so I'm not concerned about the acidic effect.

    Water Level: Out here in The Land That Rain Forgot, it's pretty easy to predict the water level. I put in my usual monthly 1" (gotta love that solar cover) and won't worry about it again until August.

    And at 9:30am tomorrow the shuttle picks us up. Maybe I should pack...
    --paulr

    Oh yeah, where I'm going... my daughter is in a youth chorus that will be participating in the Laulupidu Festival in Tallinn, Estonia later this week. They're also going to hit Helsinki, and that other St. Petersburg (in Russia). Ya ne znayu gavarit pa-russki ("I don't know how to speak Russian") but hopefully we can manage anyway.
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    Enjoy Paul..Pozdrav...hope you don't experience TFP withdrawl while your gone

    Enjoy...and thanks for all you help...especially kicking off the Intex beginners Guide
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulR
    Ya ne znayu gavarit pa-russki ("I don't know how to speak Russian") but hopefully we can manage anyway
    Paul, I am shocked. Where is your Rosetta Stone? :P

    Have a great trip and be safe.
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    Have a good trip !
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    Have a fabulous time!
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    The pool survived... came back to FC 3.0 and no sign of green, but the Polaris is busting its seams.

    (And there are 4754 new posts since I left... y'all been pretty busy I guess!)

    I'm a charter member of the I Hate To Travel Club but I've wanted to see Russia since I was, like, 15; the tour company made everything a snap, except for the 1:30am wakeup call to get on the plane back home. St. Petersburg is marvellous, from what I hear it's actually better than Moscow tourist-wise unless you're dead set on seeing the Bolshoi Ballet or something. The next project is wading through the 500+ pictures on the camera!
    --paulr
    BBB "Intermediate Swimmer"
    IG plaster pool 18.5K gal, Hayward Pro-Grid DE filter, 3/4 HP Hydramax II; Polaris 380, 3/4 HP booster
    AG spa 325 gal, probably Sundance of some kind
    Water testing instructions on one page

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    Re: Vacation Plan

    Welcome home Paulr ! So glad you got to see Russia and came home to a clear TFP ! I would love it if you could share some of them with us when you get a chance. Maybe you could upload then to photo bucket or webshots with a link for those who want to go look !!
    Les
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    Re: Vacation Plan

    You have to read them all.

    Welcome back!

    Please share some pics in the Coffee Bar.
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