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    Aeration with solar cover on..?

    The trees surrounding my yard must still be growing, I don't seem to be getting as much sunlight.

    With the solar cover on when we aren't using the pool the pH is around 7.4 most of the time. I would like to aerate a few nights per week to keep it at 7.6-7.8, but don't want to leave the cover off. I aerated last night with about half of the aerator/bubbles uncovered. Which is only about 12" x 4' -- is this enough to matter? Is aerating with the solar cover on useless??
    Aaron
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    Re: Aeration with solar cover on..?

    In your case, aeration is useless, covered or not. Your pH is fine. If your pH sits steady at around 7.4, you're a lucky lucky man. Is there some reason you want it to rise to 7.6>7.8?
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    Re: Aeration with solar cover on..?

    I'll keep an eye on what it does if I don't aerate at all. The main reason is, I get a slight burn in my eyes underwater. Nothing much, just enough to remind me that my pH isn't exactly where I want it. I'm very lucky, FC is about the only thing I have to pay attention to on a regular basis.
    Aaron
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