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Thread: Can pool be covered during shock time?

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    Can pool be covered during shock time?

    Can I cover the pool during shock time to minimize chlorine lost?
    I think I have read somewhere that it should be ventilated, not sure tough.
    Intex round metal frame 15' x 42"
    Intex SWG / 2000 gph cartridge filter
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    Outdoor pool with full sun all day long
    Typical temperture range in the 90's

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    Re: Can pool be covered during shock time?

    Uncovered is best.

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    Re: Can pool be covered during shock time?

    Can you explain why?
    Intex round metal frame 15' x 42"
    Intex SWG / 2000 gph cartridge filter
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    Outdoor pool with full sun all day long
    Typical temperture range in the 90's

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    Re: Can pool be covered during shock time?

    High chlorine levels will degrade a solar cover and make it brittle. Sunlight helps break down CC. I'm sure there are other reasons, but sunlight should only account for 2-4ppm loss of FC per day if your CYA level is 30ppm or higher.
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    Re: Can pool be covered during shock time?

    And you want the CC to disperse. Sun and wind is needed.
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