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    Shocking

    Could I placed the solar cover on the pool right after shocking it? Thanks!
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    Re: Shocking

    When we "SLAM" our TFP pools to remove algae (link below), it's best to leave the cover off so the sun can oxidize the combined chlorines more efficiently.
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    Re: Shocking

    TFP does not teach "shocking" as a routine process except in the context of a SLAM to clear up an algae problem. Once a pool is cleaned and cleared by our methods, routine "shocking" is never needed.

    So my question to you is this - why are you shocking your pool? If you are opening your pool, then you should follow the procedures we have outlined in Pool School for opening a winterized pool and/or SLAM'ing a pool. All of this would normally done with any covers removed.

    Once a pool is clean and clear, the cover can be left on or off as needed with no concern for exposure to chlorine.
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