Going on vacation

milesvdustin

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Water test tonight as follows

Fc 2.5
Cc 0
Ph 7.2
Ta 60
Ch 50
Cya 40 (between 40 and 50 closer to 40)

I seem to have lost FC about 3.5 today. There were people swimming. I am leaving for 6 days. I am thinking of bumping my TA up to 70 and my PH to 7.8. Ph keeps dropping every other day or so below 7.2. Lots of Borax additions needed but I have been doing it in small doses.

Would I be good to bring it to slam tomorrow morning then have someone come Monday and Wednesday to add chlorine before I come back Friday night? Thanks!
 

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It's always good if you can have someone trustworthy visit who can add some chlorine every 2-3 days and check the skimmer to make sure it's not clogged. Increasing the FC to SLAM level is a good idea as well just in case. :goodjob:
 

milesvdustin

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My dad will be able to come over on Monday and Wednesday. I figure if he adds a whole jug of 12.5% I'll keep the algae at bay. Unless I should do 1.5?
 

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One gallon of 12.5% is about 4 ppm for your pool. So if you increase to SLAM just before leaving, that alone should last for 2-3 days. Then his additional gallon on two more visits should be fine.
 
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milesvdustin

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I'll bring it to slam first thing in the AM. My pump currently runs 10a-2p and 8p-2a on a timer. Should I go a solid 8hr schedule or run it the entire time I am gone? I keep my main drain valve open 50% usually. This huge pool only has 1 skimmer.
 

milesvdustin

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I brought some of the condo Pool water home to test. It was really cloudy and smelled very strong of chlorine. Fc was 3 and cya was 30 but the PH was so low my test won't go that low!!!!
 
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