An ex neighbour in the Caribbean maintains that the contributing factor in algea growth is sunshine and if you cover your pool, you can turn off your pump for an extended period of time. When you restart the pool he said that you take off the cover, start the pump and it takes about 2 to 3 days of shock to get the pool chemistry back to normal. He maintains that he has done this for 20 years with no problems.
My pool is in the Florida Keys - uses a VSP ePump with a SWG. I have a mesh security net and was thinking of adding a solid tarp/cover on top of the net and either shut the pump off and/or cut the ePump down to 1 - 2 hrs per day if I couldn't get away with a total shutdown. The pool would be left like this from April through October.
Am I crazy? What could go wrong?