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I've added a pool cover, now I'm getting more algae growth, why?
Firstly a green pool indicates a high concentration of Algae. Algae is a pest organism that is always present, to some extent, in your swimming pool.
Algae can become resistant to normal levels of chlorine and can then breed rapidly if the conditions are right.
The conditions that promote algae growth are:
1)Low chlorine levels
3)A food source (phosphates)
Simply fitting a solar pool cover will not make the pool go green. However, because solar covers will warm the water, they can accelerate algae growth.
You need to change the pool conditions to prevent algae growth.
Many people have the same problem after adding a pool cover. The best solution is to try using algae starver. This product removes the phosphate build up from the pool and the algae starves. You then filter the pool for a longer period to remove the algae spores. The poolcover means that you are not topping up the pool with water and so you are not introducing more algae to the pool.
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