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Thread: Shocking and Solar Covers

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    Shocking and Solar Covers

    Should you keep your solar cover off for the night after you shock your pool? I used to use dichlor or cal hypo to shock my pool and recently switched to 6% bleach. I felt the cover may be harmed by the higher chlorine levels so I leave it off for the night, but the night temps here have been in the 50's so I lose heat.

    My covers usually last 5-7 years.
    56,000 gal in-ground vinyl liner, 22' x 44' with 10' deep dive well (only 8' long shallow end)
    1 hp Hayward Superpump, runs 24/7, 300# Hayward S244T sand filter
    Hayward H300 300,000 BTU LP gas heater, Rainbow auto chlorinator w/ check valve
    Liquidator liquid chlorine feeder, Polaris 380 pool cleaner with 3/4 hp booster pump

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    Re: Shocking and Solar Covers

    Actually, you want to leave the pool uncovered while you shock for a few reasons. There are volitile oxidation byproducts that need to gas off and also you want the pool to be exposed to sunlight while shocking since UV light plays a part in destroying CC. Damage to the solar cover is not a concern. Solar covers are destroyed by sunlight much more than by chlorine!

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