To cover or not to cover? That is the question.


Well-known member
Jun 14, 2010
South Texas
Ok corny I know, but I need to know!
I have a 15' metal frame intex here in the southern tip of Texas. The pool gets full sun all day. I am wondering about covering it when not in use. I only have the 6 way walmart kit for this season, and the endless wisdom of this site to go with for a while so please be gentle. Complete n00b.
Here is what I have today.

FC= 5
Ph= 7.5
CYA= 45

I am going to use the BBB method from now on, but I am wondering if covering will help reduce chlorine burn off, or will it really not matter? The water is hot enough in the evenings, and I know a cover will make it bath capable.
Oh,and I have a nice 2500 GPH filter on the way so maybe that will help keep it circulated and cooler.


Melt In The Sun

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Oct 29, 2009
Tucson, AZ
The cover will help keep the FC up, but you'll probably boil alive if you keep it on all the time! I think you'd be better off just adding bleach each day.
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