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Thread: Should I shock with the solar blanket on or off?

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    Should I shock with the solar blanket on or off?

    Actually that's really my question. Just wondering which is more effective. I figured having the cover on would keep the sun from eating the chlorine, however I don't know if there are gasses created that need to be released.
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    Re: Should I shock with the solar blanket on or off?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwolfe
    Actually that's really my question. Just wondering which is more effective. I figured having the cover on would keep the sun from eating the chlorine, however I don't know if there are gasses created that need to be released.
    You will get a buildup of Combined Chlorine with the cover on, which may make you prolong the shock process unnecessarily.

    That said...if the cover's been exposed to algaefied water, it might not be a bad idea to let it get exposed to the shock level for a few hours at least.
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