Can I keep my solar cover on after adding bleach?

curt222

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Jun 4, 2008
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Since my first question was answered so quickly, I feel compelled to ask another. I want to start BBB. Do I need to take the solar cover off each night after adding the bleach? If yes, do you usually put it back on after a few hours?

Thanks again, this is a great forum.
 

robrinker

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Aug 2, 2007
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If you have returns that are at all above your water line, I would recommend pouring bleach near the return stream but not into it.

I did that last year and the section of my solar cover that the return stream was flowing into got nice and brittle.
 

ric

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Apr 28, 2007
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I have experienced the same thing as robrinker. I don't know if it is the chemicals or just ware the return hit the solar blanket now I role back the cover to add acid and use the skimmer for CL. The strange thing the brittle area was gone after I took the cover out of storage this spring.
 

ssabin

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Jul 12, 2007
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I just peel back the solar cover, pour the bleach into the return stream (which is beneath the water line in my pool), and then pull the cover back.

I use a thin solar cover and don't expect it to last too many years anyways. The sun will beat it to its death way before the bleach will!