I have a unique problem. My electricity has been off for a week and will be off for another four week. My electricity transformer burned out and it takes five weeks to replace it in Tanzania I got a generator yesterday but the maximum I can run it is for 4 hours every other day. When I had electricity I was running it for 8 hours a day. The pool has a dark blue plastic bubble cover -- not sure how much UV it blocks.
What is going to happen to my pool if I do not run the pump as much as I should? Does the filter only affect dirt or does it also decrease algae growth? I am happy to hibernate the pool for the next four weeks if it keeps things from growing in the pool and can minimize generator usage. All this put another way, can I not run the pool pump for five weeks and not have algae growth or other problems? If possible, is there anything special I should do with the chemicals?
My pool is salt water but the chlorinator has been broken for a few months. So it has salt in it buy no chlorinator.
Thank you for your help.