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Thread: will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlorine?

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    will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlorine?

    Hello,

    a 2nd year pool owner here and I am working through my first SLAM. Just about there.

    I have a question, will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlorine?

    Thanks

    Mike
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    Re: will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlor

    I have a 12 mil clear cover and still lose FC to the sun. But not as much as if it is off.


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    Re: will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlor

    Thanks,

    I was not sure but wanted to ask.

    I am nearing the end of my SLAM, hoping by Saturday morning being able to bring the FC down to 'regular' levels. I will just take the cover off and add some water to help drop it.

    Mike
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    Re: will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlor

    You don't need to add water to drop the FC levels. It will drop on its own in the sunlight during the day. Anything below shock level is safe for swimming.
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    Re: will my 'clear' solar cover block the sun from the chlor

    Just a note, generally it is better to do the SLAM process with the cover off.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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