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    May 2008
    Burlington, North Carolina

    Went on vacation

    Hey folks. Ive been reading this forum almost daily for a long time now... but I try not to post very much. Anyhoo, I just got back from a 7 day absence from my pool and everything was 100% fine! Due to all of the information here at TFP.

    Before I left, I dumped in exactly enough bleach to bring my FC up to shock value. It just so happens that with my solar cover, I lost exactly enough chlorine to keep (almost) enough chlorine needed to keep my pool perfect for a whole week. (usually I keep my chlorine about 4ppm and today when I returned, it was at 3ppm)

    Without this forum, I would have just added some chlorine and hoped for the best while I was gone. Now that not saying that I didnt have a backup plan. I did have someone come by about everyday to test the water but they didnt have to add anything at all the whole time I was gone.

    Needless to say, I wouldnt have had this sort of experience without this forum. I even had a bleach jug marked for how much it takes to increase my chlorine up to 3 PPM for the person looking out for my pool. (again thats all due to this forum)

    I just wanted to say thank you again for all of the information here and that it has been a huge help for such a newbie as myself. And tomorrow morning I plan on using my TFP Test kit to do a complete test of my pool to ensure that it stays clean and not GREEN!! :P

    Thanks folks!
    18x33 agp. 1 1/2 hp pump with sand filter.
    AKA pool noob.

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Went on vacation

    Sounds like you had a great plan!

    Glad it all worked out for you. 8)
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    Jun 2007
    Logan IA

    Re: Went on vacation

    Ain't it great! BBB rules !!!!
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Went on vacation

    Its the best feeling to come home from a long vacation to a clear pool!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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