Going on vacation...

Whjr15

Member
Jul 6, 2019
14
NE Ohio
Hi everyone, just wanted to run something by you. We’re going on vacation for 10 days, a couple weeks from now, and when thinking of possible solutions, this is what I ended up with:

(Start with clean, perfectly balanced water chemistry. 24’ round agp)

Day of departure
-Bring FC to slam level.
-Put on winter cover
-Install in-line chlorinator & fill with tabs (uninstalled it once I found this site a couple years ago!)
-Plug pump into timer, set to run 2hrs per day.

The theory behind the winter cover, is that I don’t want to be worried about a lack-of-water scenario to the pump, because the skimmer is packed full (tons of little tree seed things falling in right now). Also, the lack of sunlight would help preserve FC levels. I also have a cya of 40, and use only liquid otherwise, so I should also be good to go in that regard.

Is there anything inherently wrong with my plan? Or maybe there’s something simpler & I’m just taking it overboard?

Thanks in advance!!
 

VegMaPa

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Jul 26, 2012
56
(y) Sounds like a great plan! When you open back up I would do a super duper check on it and run run run the pump just in case?
 

revitup

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Nov 30, 2019
633
Pawleys Island, SC
Pool Size
8500
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I make sure to split the main drain and skimmer 50% in case the skimmer gets blocked.
 

Whjr15

Member
Jul 6, 2019
14
NE Ohio
Hello everyone,

I will be leaving for vacation today until the 13th (already ran my plan by you guys in a previous thread).

I know there are probably many factors at play, but can anybody shoot me a ballpark FC demand per day (if that’s the right term? How much chlorine is lost per day is what I’m after)… Pool will be covered with the winter cover & is absolutely spotless & chemistry is perfect, CYA 40. I made sure to be SUPER diligent the last couple weeks so I wouldn’t be fighting a single speck of algae before I leave.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Covered, 2 ppm or less per day would be my best guess.
 

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Hank2000

Bronze Supporter
Jun 26, 2018
88
Louisville ms
I’m going to do the same think But woundered do I need to run the pump or can I cut it off. I don’t mind running it I will be gone seven days.
 
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