I am currently waiting for my test kit to arrive from the US (I live in South Australia).
I have been using the local pool shop to keep my pool clean and I am forever having to buy expensive chemicals and I am starting to wonder if they are just taking me for a ride or they don't know what they are doing.
I have had a problem for a while now where as soon as I cover the pool for a few days in Summer, the pool gets a green algal bloom.
I turn the heater off while the cover is on as the cover is mainly to stop tree leaves from getting in and help with evaporation. Even with the heater off the temperature is around 34 degree C. (almost a spa).
My question is regarding how much extra chlorine is being eaten up due to the higher temperature? does it mean that when I cover the pool I have to run the SWG for over 12 hours just to keep up?