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Thread: To cover or not to cover? That is the question.

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    comawhite12's Avatar
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    To cover or not to cover? That is the question.

    Ok corny I know, but I need to know!
    I have a 15' metal frame intex here in the southern tip of Texas. The pool gets full sun all day. I am wondering about covering it when not in use. I only have the 6 way walmart kit for this season, and the endless wisdom of this site to go with for a while so please be gentle. Complete n00b.
    Here is what I have today.

    FC= 5
    Ph= 7.5
    CYA= 45

    I am going to use the BBB method from now on, but I am wondering if covering will help reduce chlorine burn off, or will it really not matter? The water is hot enough in the evenings, and I know a cover will make it bath capable.
    Oh,and I have a nice 2500 GPH filter on the way so maybe that will help keep it circulated and cooler.

    Thanks
    15' Intex frame set
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    2650gph Intex Sand Filter
    NightLighter 35W
    Red Neck fountain

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    Re: To cover or not to cover? That is the question.

    The cover will help keep the FC up, but you'll probably boil alive if you keep it on all the time! I think you'd be better off just adding bleach each day.
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    Re: To cover or not to cover? That is the question.

    You could keep it covered during the day to reduce UV burn off of the FC, and then remove it at night to help it cool off. A fountain at night would help it cool...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: To cover or not to cover? That is the question.

    Thanks for the info. thats what we will be doing.......if it makes
    it through the now turning our way hurricane.
    15' Intex frame set
    4600 Gallon
    2650gph Intex Sand Filter
    NightLighter 35W
    Red Neck fountain

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