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Thread: Tryclor tabs in floater under cover before pool opening???

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    Tryclor tabs in floater under cover before pool opening???

    Hi everyone,

    New pool owner here... We bought a house with a pool last September so this will be the first time we've opened a pool. I've been reading that people are opening their pools early this year due to the mild winter and warm spring we are experiencing in the Northeast. I've read that if you leave the cover on too long with the warm weahter, you can get algea growing under the cover.

    I live in Southern New Jersey and the temps have been in the 70's for the past couple weeks and they are expected to stay above normal until at least the end of March.

    I don't want to open the pool yet since we stand no chance of swimming until at least May, but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to put some tryclor tabs in my floater and put it in the pool, under the cover. The pool was closed by the pool store last year, so I'm not sure what they put in, but I'm assuming it is what ever is recommended.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
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    Re: Tryclor tabs in floater under cover before pool opening?

    the problem is that there will be no circulation so the chlorine will be concentrated near the floater. If you could anchor it in the center of the pool it may be fine if it's a plaster pool but I wouldn't recommend it if it's a liner pool.
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    Re: Tryclor tabs in floater under cover before pool opening?

    Thanks for the reply... I should have mentioned that it's a vinyl liner pool, so I guess that's a no-go.

    Kevin
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    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
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    Re: Tryclor tabs in floater under cover before pool opening?

    If you could get some way to circulate the water (sump pump, main pump, etc) it'd be a pretty good idea.
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