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Thread: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

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    Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    I went to clean my 16 x 32 vinyl lined pool and found I couldn't even brush the growth off. I originally thought it was just dirt laying in the low spots but even with vigorous brushing it does not come off. It appears dark to black at first then turns yellowish after brushing. I gave it a brush last night and threw 3 litres of 12 % in but this morning still is not letting go. Going to try to attach a pic.

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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    Sound like some type of Algae, but what's been going on in the pool recently Chemical wise? Can you post up a set of full results please? Without knowing more, I'm betting on lack of good and consistent FC residuals recently.
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    I have been super busy lately and admittedly have been neglecting the pool. I will go and test now and post the results.
    Thanks for the reply!
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    OK....just tested and here are the results:

    FC=5.5
    CC=0
    TA=80
    PH=8.0

    Going out to adjust now....What are your recommendations? Shock and algaecide?
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    What is the cya level?
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    Yep, that's a critical number for sure.
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    Good call!!! Too low to read....heading to town to pick up some stabilizer and bring it up!
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    Re: Algae of some sort?? Can't brush off.....arghhh

    I would make sure not to add more than you need to get to 30-40 TOPS, and be prepared to SLAM the pool.
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