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    Solar cover question

    So it seems that when my solar cover is on and there are three or four days of inactivity, my pool appears to get a dirt on the bottom and up the walls that looks like algae.
    The filter and swg are still on for the recommended times during that period of inactivity.
    And the numbers are perfect.
    Anyone have an idea of what is happening?
    Thanks jimmy
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Solar cover question

    Post a set of test results.

    The pool might not have the best circulation if all test numbers are inline with our suggestions.
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    Re: Solar cover question

    All numbers are great
    Ph7.6
    Ta80
    Fc7
    Cc0
    Cya 60
    Water temp 78
    Real odd,I know there is poor circulation it is an intex rectangle.
    It looks good afternoon a vacuum but it takes a day of running the filter 24hrs to get back to trouble free crystal?
    Just wanted to see if that's out of line.
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Solar cover question

    Just really wondering if anyone else experienced this?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Solar cover question

    Search Intex cloudy and you should find some similar cases.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

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    Re: Solar cover question

    We have 6 grandkids, when 3 or more of them show up I have noticed my vacuming demands go down as well as my heating demands. They agitate the pool and heat it up while agitating it When my pool sits idle I find myself having to vac more.
    Lou - 13.5K Gal pool, AG Intex 24 X 52"
    19" Sand Filter/1 hp pump, Aqua Trol SWG
    90 sq ft Homemade Solar panels + 80 sq ft Fafco panels, coupled with a SS heat exchanger/Hot Water Tank, Pentair SolarTouch, Taylor k-2006

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    Re: Solar cover question

    I have yet another question ,can I have algae on the solar cover and it comes back into the weakly starts to spread again?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Solar cover question

    And shouldn't I show some cc if there is algae presen?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Solar cover question

    The cover could have some algae on it. If you have the space try spraying and brushing it with a mild bleach solution and let it completely dry before rolling or folding it up.

    Not unusual to not read any CC in summer as sun burns it off fairly fast. You can try testing for it in the early AM, if there is some that is the best time to catch it.
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