So I opened the pool last Friday. This is my first season and after some research I figured that solar cover is a big bang for a buck – cuts the chlorine loss due to UV and retains heat warming up your pool much quicker. I have an L-shaped pool (see my sig) and got the cover for large rectangle.
I put the cover down Monday night and yesterday I had a chance to take it off to use the pool.
When the cover is on it gets some water on top and then that water (due to junk falling off the trees) gets all brown (see the pic). When I reel in the cover that water drains nicely back to the pool and creates some nice brown clouds in the water. So it seems that whatever chlorine I save now has to work to clean up the mess. Is there any trick that I can use to prevent this?
Unrolling the cover to put it back on the water was major PIA. My roller is not affixed (should it be) and while trying to unroll the cover I managed to drop one side of it into the water! I tried to pull on the cover to unroll it and I tried to unroll it first and then pull. It eventually worked, but I didn’t figure out the best way to do. Any tips here?
Adding chlorine under the cover as long as the water is circulating should be ok I think. The skimmer cleaning action is now not very working, but the junk stays on the cover, so that’s kinda ok. Until I roll the cover up and it all falls back into the water
So am I doing it all wrong and there is nice and easy way to enjoy the benefits of the solar cover ?