Forum Title: how my pool service closed the pool....
They drained the water to the appropriate level, blew out the lines, added antifreeze to the lines.... then they added about 2 pounds of dichlor and a bottle of algaecide, and stirred it up a bit with the leaf rake. Shouldn't they have added the chemicals while the pump was running, before they drained it to the right level? Is it possible for the dichlor to bleach the bottom of the pool?
Category: pool Post By: TERRY NGUYEN (Rock Hill, SC), 02/17/2019

I would have thought adding the chemicals first would have been a good idea to make sure they mix, although then you would be dumping some of it. It is certainly possible for the pool to get faded/stained if the dichlor did not quickly fully dissolve. Why 2 pounds? What algaecide ... did they now put copper in your pool? Any reason you did not close yourself following the articles in Pool School?

- BERTHA WALTERS (Olathe, KS), 04/19/2019

jblizzle said: I would have thought adding the chemicals first would have been a good idea to make sure they mix, although then you would be dumping some of it. It is certainly possible for the pool to get faded/stained if the dichlor did not quickly fully dissolve. Why 2 pounds? What algaecide ... did they now put copper in your pool? Any reason you did not close yourself following the articles in Pool School? Click to expand... Not sure why 2 pounds. Not sure what algaecide. I asked if it was polyquat and he said no. I briefly saw the bottle, and all I could see that it said was algaecide. They added 1 quart of it. I didn't close the pool myself for a few reasons: I'm afraid of screwing it up and causing thousands of dollars of damage with a cracked return line or something. I have two small children, so finding the time to close the pool is hard. I like the peace of mind that having a professional do it provides....however I definitely want to learn how to do it someday, and have been reading about it. Also, I don't currently own a shop vac or something similar to blow out the lines. Regardless, at $325 to open and $325 to close, I definitely would like to eliminate that expense ASAP. So, if it wasn't polyquat algaecide, does than mean it was copper algaecide?

- MICHEAL GARRETT (Baldwin Park, CA), 04/15/2019

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