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    pool covers

    Had a pool builder tell a client that they needed to remove the cover from there pool periodically throughout the summer so that algae does not grow. They have a SWCG. I was adamant that was horses@!&, just looking for confirmation is all
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    [Edit]Sadly[/End Edit]That is also what WE tell our customers, although it applies
    far more often to solar blankets around here...
    I do not believe it helps algaes to grow in ANY way,
    it contributes to customers forgeting adding chlorine. The point is
    moot with a SWCG, I know, but the industry mostly work with
    ''magic tricks'' and automated procedures, few have the
    knowledge to back it up.

    So I confirm, it would actually make him save on chlorine
    and this means replacing the costly cell less often. I
    would still advise strongly to test chlorine on a regular basis.

    I'd also explain WHY he would suggest such a thing. Helps to
    believe your arguments and the pool builder doesn't seems
    as much a fool. Diplomacy.
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    Re: pool covers

    While I agree about the algae (no way can it grow as long as there is sufficient chlorine), it is a good idea to take the cover off periodically. If I leave it on for a few days, CC will creep up slowly, I guess since the sun is unable to burn it off. Some others here have noticed this as well, but not everyone.
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    Re: pool covers

    Woohoo my first post I just had my pool installed (16 x 32 vinyl) and my pool builder told us to open the automatic cover(not solar cover) at least 4 hours every day to prevent chlorine gas from building up under the cover and damaging the liner.
    Any truth in his words?
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    Re: pool covers

    Nope. You can leave it on for days, and the CC will build up, and it will stink a little when you open it. No big deal really.

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