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    pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    i had a pool company close my pool they only added chlorine is it too late to add algeacide?
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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    Are all your lines blown out ? If they are you can add it around the perimeter of the pool and use a pole brush to mix it in well.
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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    Canada.. the safety cover is on tho
    18x38 IG
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    Municipal water

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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    Probably fine to add after the fact. You could use a bucket and dilute it in portions first, then add to pool with stirring. I suspect the algae doesn't grow at all during the winter in Canada, so the algaecide isn't really a factor until the spring when temps rise enough that the algae starts to grow back. In fact, I've often wondered if the algaecide hasn't broken down by the point when it's really needed in the spring. PS, always go with polyquat 60 algaecide and not the cheap stuff that is largely ineffective and foams. I've bought my polyquat 60 on Amazon for a number of years, which has the best prices.

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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    This could be a good year to experiment to see if you really need the algaecide. I personally haven't used it in years and haven't had any problem. In fact there is still FC when I open most years. As long as your water temperature is below 60 there should be no algae growth to be concerned with.

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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    + 1 ^^^^. I've never used it and never had any problems with algae. The key is to open early when water temps are below 60. 😎
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    Re: pool closed without algeacide is it too late to add?

    I have done it with and without, always opened to clear water.

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