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    Pool looks like a green swamp

    I wonder what I am doing wrong. My pool looks like a green swamp when I open it, and it is filled with frog eggs. It is covered all winter long but this has happened both years.

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    Re: Pool looks like a green swamp

    How do you cover it in the winter? Most covers I have seen leave pretty big spaces between the holes that you string the tension wire through which can be an area that critters enter your pool from.
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    Re: Pool looks like a green swamp

    If you have a mesh cover, you are going to have some algae. Folks with a solid cover open to cleaner pools but it can be fixed either way.
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    Re: Pool looks like a green swamp

    It is a tension wire type cover. Is there another kind for above ground pools?

    It is also solid, not mesh, and I would call this more than "some algae."
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    Re: Pool looks like a green swamp

    Scoop out what you can and then shock your pool. Here's a helpful link...pool-school/shocking_your_pool

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    Re: Pool looks like a green swamp

    Depending on where you are located, you may be closing early and opening a tad late. Water should still be relatively clear if you close after water temp drops below 60deg and open before the water temp is above 60 deg.
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