Haven't had a problem for years with my pool, (follow troublefreepool program) however I guess I slipped and I have a slight bloom of green algae on the steps. Beginning shock treatment today.
Just curious to know if it's absolutely essential to run the filter *continuously* during shocking, and what the real benefits are for doing that. Is it possible to run just for a portion of the days (for example -throughout the day, but not at night) ? The reason I ask, is that the electric bill is going to KILL me ($$$) next month if I run the pump continuously for a few days.
Has anyone tried shocking and just running the pump for several hours during each day with success? (8-10 hours a day for example?).
Thanks in advance!