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Thread: Balancing water before closing....HELP!

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    Balancing water before closing....HELP!

    Next spring I plan to drain/refill my AGPool (various reasons). I think I have algae in my pool b/c I have a brown substance that settles on the bottom yet clouds up when it gets stirred around. My question is since I plan to drain/refill the pool in the spring can I just close my pool even though I suspect algae? Do I have to add any "winterizing" chemicals since I will be draining the water next spring?
    18x48 Intex Ultra Frame

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    Re: Balancing water before closing....HELP!

    It's really a personal choice. If you're going to drain it anyway you can just close it and leave it. I wouldn't add anything except bleach.
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    Re: Balancing water before closing....HELP!

    How much bleach? It's a 18ftX4ft.
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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Balancing water before closing....HELP!

    What is your cya level?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Balancing water before closing....HELP!

    To be honest....I've never really been able to get a CYA reading but my chlorine has been fine all summer. I have a SWG so maybe that's why.
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