algae and solar cover

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
Guest

algae and solar cover

Postby Guest » Wed 07 Jun, 2006 20:53

I haven't really had a problem with algae in the past. This year i have a lighter solar cover (blue, rather than black) and keep getting algae. Is this likely because of sun penetrating the lighter cover, or do you think there is another reason?


rogerkaplan

Me too!

Postby rogerkaplan » Thu 13 Jul, 2006 10:47

We are also having algae in our pool, and the pool guy (not a professional, just a handyman) claims it's because of the solar cover (clear "diamond" cover) and refuses to close the cover. With gas prices being what they are, our heating bill is terrible. Can anyone discuss whether there is a link between algae growth and the use of a pool cover?

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