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    michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    we usually open the pool week before memorial day, plus or minus a week depending on the weather.

    I Have mesh pool cover which allows some sunlight thru the tiny holes. was 54 degrees yesterday so I peeked under the cover and it is turning green already.

    Should I just leave it and worry about it when I open the pool? and will be massively green.

    or should I start putting chlorine in so I don't have even a bigger green swamp when I go to open the pool?


    was thinking maybe next year I should put a solid pool cover under my mesh cover so it doesn't allow any sun thru, so I don't get green water ever year?

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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    A little work now beats a lotta work later?
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    that's what I was thinking
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    Turning green already in Michigan? Sheesh, my pool is still frozen. The ice is getting thinner, but it's still solid frozen.
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    inground with a mesh cover, so the sun light gets thru the mesh. there is still ice, but the edges are melting away.
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    To commiserate with you, we had ice yesterday and today it is completely thawed. We also have "stuff" on the bottom and always seem to open to green water. Our cover is supposed to be solid but stuff gets thru or when the edges get blown up by the wind. I'm considering hooking up all the hoses and filter onto the pool, maybe the pump, and then think about starting up the process. but not sure since we always get at least one ice storm between now and Mother's Day, and still in line for some freezing nights ahead. Last year the PB told me to dump extra chlorine in during our March hot spell, but with the pump not running, it did bleach out some of the liner. We still had to deal with algae when we opened it in May. If you add bleach now, make sure it is well stirred and I guess hope for the best.
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    I have fiberglass, so not sure high chlorine can damage the fiberglass?

    already dumped some chlorine in, it already ate it up too 0, so going to go buy some more tomorrow.

    defiantly don't want to start it up yet, we could still get some freezing.


    anyone else have any recommendations?

    Would a solid cover stop it from getting green next year?
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    My opinion, if you can not do the shock process correctly with the pump running ... you are just wasting money on bleach since you will not be able to kill it all and filter it out.

    Just leave it until you are ready to open.

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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    I usually hook up my filter after the last big freeze, fill up with the cover still on. Slide the cleaner under the cover, too and let it run. Start balancing the water, but mostly just killing the nasties. By the time the cover comes off, most of the algae is dead and I can finish shocking and balancing. (Add salt and CYA)
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    is this the same stuff as polyquat?
    looks like it is, but I wanna make sure, fiberglass pool and I don't want any staining

    http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Pool-Ch ... 14025.html

    If I dumped some of this stuff in there would that kill off the algea and get it to stop growing?

    I have electric pool cleaner that I can throw in there to stir up the water.
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    Re: michigan pool, peeked under cover and green already.

    No. Algaecide does not kill algae. It attempts to reduce the likelihood of algae starting if your FC gets too low. You are past that point. You need full on shock process with chlorine.

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