Winterizing With a Safety Cover

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Do you have one of those elephant-strong, bolt-on, stretch, safety covers?  It’s really called a safety cover, but you folks tend to call them the other things and more.  Are you tired of how green and gross the water is when you open the pool?  Then get a bottle or two of Target™ WinterGreen 12.  We did a Beta test for Target Pool Supplies last winter, and it worked great. 

The basic problem is that nothing you put in the pool when you close it will keep algae from growing when sun, air, and algae can go right through the cover.  There is a “permanent” algaecide (which we won’t carry) which is not that permanent and can badly stain your pool.  Most chemical options can ruin your cover by pouring them through it.  WinterGreen12 can’t hurt your pool cover if you follow the directions.  Just mix a bottle in three buckets of water and throw them into the pool, right through the cover! One dose on 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 4/1, 5/1, and 6/1; but only if the pool is not open within a week of those dates.  So, if you close it on 8/15 and open it on 6/20, you would use it all of those times. However, that’s also nuts! 

More realistically for a safety cover, you might close 10/15 and open 5/15.  Then you would only add it 11/1, 4/1 and 5/1.  If you close 10/25 and open 5/5 you would only add it on 4/1.  If you leave us your email address when you buy it, we will even email you reminders!

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