No, the pool should be allowed to filter every day so that we minimize the chances of al algae bloom. Depending upon the time of year (hours of sunlight, air and water temperature, air-borne debris) it may be as simple as setting the timer, asking a friend or neighbor to check the baskets a few times during the time away, and adding some sanitizer or oxidizer. Aqua Pool also offers Vacation Maintenance Service for our clients. Depending upon the time away, we set up a schedule so that a qualified technician watches the pool, adds chemicals as required, and cleans the pool so that our customers come home to a clean and inviting pool. Speak with a service manager to learn more about Vacation Babysitting for your pool.