I recently bought a clear solar cover for my pool. I am not using a reel, just cut it to shape since my pool is an odd shape and I figured a reel wouldn't work too well (the cover would get caught along the curves of the pool).
My chlorination method is 2 chlorine floaters, usually I keep 2-3 pucks in there (for ~25K gallon pool). With the cover on (pretty much 24x7 since the pool is still cold), these floaters can't really move around; in fact they are stationary in the one small area that my cover isn't covering.
I thought the advantage with the floaters is that they distribute chlorine evenly around the pool 24x7, but with mine being stationary is this going to be an issue? The reason I don't have one of those automatic chlorine dispensers inline with my filter is because I only run the filter about 8 hours, and was concerned that with the pump off there will be nothing adding chlorine regularly into the pool. But with the cover now, will I need one of these automatic chlorinators?
I guess if I followed the method here of just pouring in liquid household bleach, the point would be moot...but I tried it last year, and with my high CYA levels I just couldnt buy enough bottles of bleach, which was pretty cumbersome.