Pool full of Coal

It’s not coal in the pool today

Those who have read my previous post on pools know that I don’t fall for the usual advice that pool pumps should run 12 hours a day, year-round. Still, reducing my pumping schedule to just 3 hours a day in the winter just wansn’t radical enough for me. No one is swimming. The pool cover doesn’t budge. The water’s cold enough to give algae the shivers. I’m turning the pump off.

Yesterday, I backwashed, threw in 3 ½ cups of chlorine and a litre of Pace algaecide into my 30,000 litre pool and ran the pump overnight. Today, I turned it off. I intend to start it again sometime in August. I will report back on the results then.

Those who have read my previous post on pools know that I don’t fall for the usual advice that pool pumps should run 12 hours a day, year-round. Still, reducing my pumping schedule to just 3 hours a day in the winter just wansn’t radical enough for me. No one is swimming. The pool cover doesn’t budge. The water’s cold enough to give algae the shivers. I’m turning the pump off.

Yesterday, I backwashed, threw in 3 ½ cups of chlorine and a litre of Pace algaecide into my 30,000 litre pool and ran the pump overnight. Today, I turned it off. I intend to start it again sometime in August. I will report back on the results then.

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