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    Algae Issue

    Having a problem keeping algae away. I keep FC between 4-6 and CYA is 60-80. We have had some rain and haven't swam in 4-5 days and I keep it covered with a solar cover. When I take the cover off you can see algae in the corners and creases of the deep end and also some on the deep end floor. I know everyone says phosphate levels don't matter but I'm beginning to wonder? Thoughts? Thanks!
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    Re: Algae Issue

    With a cya of 60, your FC minimum is 5. With a CYA of 80, it's 6. So if you are unsure of your CYA, round up and keep the FC at a 6 minimum, which means getting it up to 9 or 10 at the start of the day.
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    Re: Algae Issue

    What size Aquarite unit do you have? How often do you test? How old is the cell? Are you sure it's producing
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    Re: Algae Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeChris View Post
    With a cya of 60, your FC minimum is 5. With a CYA of 80, it's 6. So if you are unsure of your CYA, round up and keep the FC at a 6 minimum, which means getting it up to 9 or 10 at the start of the day.
    Those numbers are true for a non SWG pool.
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    Re: Algae Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Those numbers are true for a non SWG pool.
    oh, I see in the sig now. but, it would seem the maintenance level still needs to be higher than the OPs current target
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