We are leaving for vacation soon and I'm not sure what to do about our pool. I usually leave our 2 spd pump running on low 24/7. I'm thinking though I will turn it off because the skimmer basket really needs to be emptied daily.
My questions are this....
...is it okay to leave the pump off for 6 day? We will leave on a monday morning and back the following saturday evening.
Also, I can put CL in monday morning before we leave, so it will be without any additions until sat. That would be 5 days later. If so, how much?
My CYA is around 25 and right now I typically add about 6-8 cups a day or 14 cups every other day to try to keep my free chlorine around 4.
How much do I need to add before we leave?? (okay to add if I'm not running the pump the whole time) Also, had been considering adding some tri-chlor pucks to get my CYA up anyway (to around 35) so maybe this is the time to do it? If so, how many do you think I should add for the 5 days -don't really want my CYA much more than it is as I like keeping a low CL level.
Thanks, we are leaving soon and I'm sooo worried my perfect pool, that I've not had one problem with, will be green and icky when we come back!