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    No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    I have a mesh winter cover on my pool right now. Due to the incredible winter we've had in the northeast, the pool is actually overfull! So I was draining it down a few inches and saw that my pool is crystal clear. Nice! How can I keep it that way until opening day -- around May 20? Thanks!
    16 x 32 18,000 gal IG vinyl pool. 1.5HP SuperFlo VS pump. Hayward C4030 425 sq ft cartridge filter. Hotspot FPH heat reclamation pool heater.

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    Re: No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    I wouldn't put off opening that far, especially with a mesh cover. To avoid getting algae with a mesh cover you want to open as early as possible.
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    Re: No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    What he said.

    Please add your location to your profile as it would make a difference if you were more north and there would be a threat of a hard freeze.

    Test the water and get some chlorine in there. Depending on where you are use the brush to mix or if it's safe open it up and start the pump.
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    Re: No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    I'm,in Pennsylvania and I'm prepping the pool for cover removal tomorrow! Open early, Close late!
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    Re: No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    Thanks for the responses. I think I will open my pool in a couple weeks, instead of in late May!
    16 x 32 18,000 gal IG vinyl pool. 1.5HP SuperFlo VS pump. Hayward C4030 425 sq ft cartridge filter. Hotspot FPH heat reclamation pool heater.

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    Re: No algae - yet! How to prevent it before I open my pool

    I've been putting off taking off my cover. There's still plenty of ice layer on the pool. I may take the cover off before this weekend so it can get some sun/wind and thaw quicker. That means I have to get all my plumbing parts in order for the repairs!
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