6 day vacation coming... recommendations?

tadcpht

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Jul 17, 2012
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Forest, VA
I'm leaving Saturday for a vacation and will not be back home for 6 days. I'm just wondering how to approach this. My cya is 30-40. I used bleach to chlorinate but will not have anyone here to do so while I'm gone. I'm thinking that I should bring up to shock level for my cya just before leaving. I usually burn 3-4 ppm FC per day due to full sun. What do I do about my pump? I can't leave it on for 6 days while away. Maybe just heavy chlorinate and mix really well, then shut everything down? Thanks for any replies
 

duraleigh

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You have to have circulation.....no way around that. The only alternative is risk returning to a green pool. 6 days without a pump is a recipe for trouble but you might get away with it.
 

banditig

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I'm also going for 7 days, yes bring it up to Slam levels for your CYA. I at least have a solar cover, and have 30-40 CYA so going to tie a floater with a puck in the middle.
 

sundaze

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Aug 28, 2013
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Oxford, MD 21654
I'm not sure if others would agree but when I go away I increase my pump run time from 7hrs to 10hrs and also increase my salt generator from 35% to 55%. Typically my FC will raise during this period.
 

DMS2014

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We run our pump 7 days a week. it runs from 7 to 7 at 1875 rpm. It runs from 9-4 at 2500 rpm for our SWG. I can't imagine turning my pumps off. We, too, will be gone for 9 days and I am wondering how to manage the pool while gone. We will have someone dump the skimmer baskets but that's about it. I was thinking about turning up the SWG when we go too to keep the chlorine high.