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Thread: Solar cover

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    May 2011

    Solar cover

    We've had a few weeks of heavy rain, blown debris, and humidity that have kept our solar cover both on the pool and puddled with rainwater. Of course the top has grown plenty of green algae, but our SWG pool has so far kept whatever leaks in from taking hold.

    But even after spraying off the cover you can see there's some black staining along seams. Any recommendations on what (if anything) I should do in these conditions to minimize the algae load on the pool? What about getting the cover clean and keeping it clean through this sort of weather?

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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: Solar cover

    I had the exact same issue, and I just took it off the pool and used a rag with a really strong bleach/water solution to wipe the seams down.
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