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    Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Hello - I live in dallas. I have neglected the pool this winter. I have some algae growing in it even though it is brutally cold. The algae is on the sides and appears to be a greenish maybe greenish brown. Is it possible to shock a pool at these low temperatures?

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    Anthony
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Hi Anthony,
    yes indeed you can SLAM your pool in the Dallas wintertime. No problem at all. With the cooler water temps and lesser degree of UV at this time of year, I wold think it will go relatively quickly for you.
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Yep SLAM away. Winter is not a problem.
    Do you have one of these Test Kits ?
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    thank you guys - yes I have one of those test kits.
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Good deal! Start pounding on it, and let us know if you need help. As said, it ought to go quickly this time of year.
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Slobberknock it!
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    Re: Can you shock a pool in the winter

    Yes, also in Dallas area and I had the same problem a couple of years ago. SWCG stopped working and algae didn't. Now, I pour a gallon of bleach in every few weeks and it is great.
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