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    Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    OK, here is a question last night while cleaning around my pool I noticed some algae (not a lot but some) on the solar cover hanging on the side of my pool. I had a few thoughts here.

    1.) Just throw it on, because I need not worry I am in control of my pool and can easily take care of it since I always keep FC and everything else at the proper levels?

    2.) Throw it on bring FC to shock level and keep it there till Thursday? There is a pool party Friday and Saturday

    3.) Scrub the jebeezes out of it with bleach and water make a complete mess of me and the yard set it out to dry then place it on pool?

    All above options include monitoring CC's closely of course. I am having a pool party Friday and Saturday.

    This is my plan #2 I will be shutting my pool down to swimmers putting the solar cover on til Thursday evening in the meanwhile keeping it a shock level brushing and vacuuming everyday.

    So what would you guys/gals do? I only inquire out of curiosity since I know I can keep it at bay and get rid of it but with the upcoming pool party one can never be too sure and be too cautious!
    POOL SIZE: 27 FT round 52" Deep on edges 66" Deep in center
    FILTER TYPE: Hayward Sand Filter
    PUMP SIZE: Hayward 1 HP Pump 60GPM
    FILTER SIZE/FLOW RATE: Unknown
    HEATER: None at the moment but in process of making my solar panels should be operational by next season!

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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    I would scrub off any visible algae and then proceed with your plan.

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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    My cover is on unless we swim, we never have issues with it. I wouldn't be concerned with a bit on it though. If worried about it, mix up some bleach & water and put it in a spray bottle. It'll kill it pretty quickly. If easy to brush off then may as well do that.
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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    I also suggest that you spray and brush w/a bleach/water mixture and then rinse.
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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    Just finished washing off cover with bleach water and a magic eraser cover on pool FC'S brought up to shock level

    POOL SIZE: 27 FT round 52" Deep on edges 66" Deep in center
    FILTER TYPE: Hayward Sand Filter
    PUMP SIZE: Hayward 1 HP Pump 60GPM
    FILTER SIZE/FLOW RATE: Unknown
    HEATER: None at the moment but in process of making my solar panels should be operational by next season!

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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    Just an update of how this turned out I just sprayed off the cover brought pool to shock level covered pool and let sit til last Friday uncovered checked ran vacuum tested water all was ok and still is no problems love it

    POOL SIZE: 27 FT round 52" Deep on edges 66" Deep in center
    FILTER TYPE: Hayward Sand Filter
    PUMP SIZE: Hayward 1 HP Pump 60GPM
    FILTER SIZE/FLOW RATE: Unknown
    HEATER: None at the moment but in process of making my solar panels should be operational by next season!

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    Re: Solar Cover and algae do it or don't??

    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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