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Postby binrocha » Thu 09 Aug, 2007 22:32

hello everyone!
newbie here, first post: i have a 24k gal vinyl lined pool, no heater. i have auto chlorinator, de filter, solar cover, & loop-loc (safety cover). my family is going overseas next summer, other than hiring a pool svce co. for my 3 week absense, is there anything i could do to keep the water clear? i'm thinking of using the winterizing chemicals, suspend a few floaters (3" chlorine tabs) & installing the safety cover. is this a sound idea?
2nd question: what is the best way to stop the vinyl liner from pulling off the coping? i'm using those vinyl wedgies & i'm not sure it's enough to keep the liner from pulling down (corner of pool) off from mount.
any advice is very much appreciated.

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Postby Backglass » Thu 09 Aug, 2007 23:01

Hey Victor...welcome!

During the summer months when your pool is open, it would be better to teach a local kid how to add chlorine to your pool for three weeks. If you try floaters, etc...during summer heat, you will return to a swamp.

You say you have an "auto chlorinator". If you teach a local kid to refill and have your pump on a timer, that should work.
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