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Thread: Can I start my algae assault over a rainy weekend?

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    Can I start my algae assault over a rainy weekend?

    My test kit from from Trouble Free kits is supposed to arive today or tomorrow. Once it arives I am going to get a good handle on my baseline levels, and I want to get to work. I have already turned the pool from wetlands to milky blue, but I am stuck at that stage. Understandable, since I was shooting blind up until this point.

    Unfortunately it looks like the weather forecast is a dud for the next few days. Normally I would be out doing other things but the bad weather means I am home for the weekend.

    Is it a bad idea to begin shocking the pool during a spell of bad weather?

    I want to take advantage of this time at home, but I also don't want to waste a bunch of $$$ on chlorine if it is going to be less effective because of the weather.

    New Yorker ABG 24x54 Aluminum Wall, 1.5 HP Waterways Sand Filter and Pump, Frog Inline Chlorinator

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Can I start my algae assault over a rainy weekend?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Shocking the pool in the rain is fine, but thunderstorms or other major storms are not so good. Shocking in the rain is good in a way because the reduced sunlight means more of the chlorine goes towards killing algae. Of course you will get wet
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