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Thread: Pvc pool cooler/sprayer/waterfall, do we need to worry about algae?

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    Pvc pool cooler/sprayer/waterfall, do we need to worry about algae?

    If you have one of those DIY pvc sprayers and rarely use it, could it be a spot for algae to grow?
    Michigan - 24'x54" AG, approx 15,000g, 2 center drains, Cartridge filter, Aqua Pro 2hp, 2 speed pump 3.5a@1725w / 10.5a@3450w, AquaCal TropiCal T90 heat pump, Hayward Salt & Swim SWG, Poolskim, Aquabot Rover Jr.

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    Re: Pvc pool cooler/sprayer/waterfall, do we need to worry about algae?

    I forgot to open my bottom drain valve one time after putting my cleaner in. Within a week I noticed my pool had lost some sparkle. I did not pass a OCLT. What was going on???????????

    As soon as I realized the bottom drain was not open I figured out that there was water just sitting in the drain and pipe that was getting nasty! I was about to have an algae bloom!

    I opened the valve and used my turkey baster to shoot some chlorine down into it!

    I SLAMed for 3 days just be on the safe side. No more problems.

    All of that to say that yes anything that is sitting with water in it not moving can cause problems.

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