Sitting Pool Water
Above-ground pool installed and electrical contractor bailed before the work was finished. Water is to full level.
We're scrambling to get another contractor, but the best so far is that it will be up to 2 weeks.
What we should do until then?
Thanks for the question Paula
Sorry to hear about your situation. In my experience, if you don't have the filter running and the chemicals properly balanced, chances are your pool might turn green with algae.
When a pool sits without any circulation and the water/weather is warm, algae is almost a certainty. This is not the end of the world, it just means that you're probably gong to need to shock the pool and go through the steps to clear it up.
You can dilute chlorine and broadcast it around the perimeter of the pool and sweep the best you can to mix it up. This will lessen or delay the effects of the algae bloom.
But again, without filtration and circulation you're going to have algae.
If it's a fresh fill, you don't have any stabilizer in the pool. You can use Dichlor to get some stabilizer in there, then switch to regular chlorine.
I wouldn't suggest using too much chlorine because you have a vinyl liner. Chlorine is heavier than water and will sink to the bottom. If it's not swept or the water circulating, you run the risk of bleaching the liner.
If it was my pool, I'd let it go until the filter is up and running, then clear the pool up.
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Hope this helps and have a great Summer.