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    Algea

    Okay I live in the state of Maine I have a 21 by 4 ft pool and we have had nothing but almost 95 degree weather for the last week and a half straight lots of people in my pool and now I'm faced with having the slime all over my pool have vacuumed it and brushed my entire pool but it seems to come back. Most likely due to the water being almost 82 degrees each day. so I went ahead and balanced and sanitized itand shocked it and then I put in a quart if algeaguard 10 in it however now I have cloudy water prior to this I had crystal clear water any help at all would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Mrs. Troubled. Lol.

    J tested NY water before hand and my pH was at 7.2 and my chlorine was at a 1. Not really sure what to do.


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    Re: Algea

    What you are describing sounds like algae. However we need accurate test results that we can rely on to help. Those results should be from a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006 test kit. Do you have one of those?

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    Re: Algea

    If you are in Maine, why does your profile location say Mexico? This is what we use to provide location specific advice.
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    Re: Algea

    BC I live in Mexico Maine.


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    Re: Algea

    Yes and I got it right. All set just jumped the gun. Sorry and thanks all


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    Re: Algea

    Climate is an important factor in a lot of the advice we offer to help you with your pool. People will assume you are in Mexico and offer advice for a hot climate, rather than a colder NE climate. Please click settings upper right, edit profile lower left, type in location Mexico, MN, click save bottom right. That way it will show up over there <------- on every post and we won't have to look for it.

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    Chlorine at 1 is a good reason to have algae. It is important to maintain chlorine at target level at all times for your CYA. More here, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry.

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    Re: Algea

    I believe Maine is ME.

    "MN" might cause further confusion ��
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    Re: Algea

    Heh. MN = Minnesota. :P
    +1 on the chlorine too low.
    It's all about keeping your FC at the right level in relation to your cya.
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    Re: Algea

    Quote Originally Posted by singingpond View Post
    I believe Maine is ME.

    "MN" might cause further confusion ��
    Dang it! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beens View Post
    Heh. MN = Minnesota. :P
    +1 on the chlorine too low.
    It's all about keeping your FC at the right level in relation to your cya.
    Double dang it!
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