How long can a pool go without circulating?

Oct 1, 2016
Chino Hills, Ca
[FONT=&quot]I am planning to have a concrete pad poured for all my pool equipment (pump, filter, heater, liquidator).[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Do I need to reroute my equipment so the pool water circulates and doesn’t turn green while the concrete cures? [/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Outside temperatures have been a steady 75° to 80° if that matters.
Sorry if this is the wrong section of the forum to post my question.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]



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TFP Expert
Jan 6, 2010
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
People have survived worse here. Add chlorine manually and mix it up by brushing it a lot. A wall whale brush is ideal for this. You won;t be filtering out any dust,, so it may not look great, but it'll keep it from getting algae.


Mod Squad
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TFP Expert
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
What Richard said. I went for a week in the AZ summer without a functioning pump. Just kept the chlorine levels in range and no algae, just dust/debris to clean up.