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    Slippery liner

    Hey guys
    My pool liner is slippery, which from what I've read it could the start of an algae bloom.
    I missed a couple of days of adding bleach. The water is still clear though. I changed the filter and doubled my usual bleach dose.
    I don't have a test kit yet (going to invest in one soon)

    Anyway should I do anything else before it turns into a swamp?
    Brush the walls maybe?
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    Re: Slippery liner

    You need one of the Recommended Test Kits and then have to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process. You can not eliminate algae by brushing and filtering ... you have to attack it chemically with chlorine.

    Alternatively, you have a small pool. So it might be easier and faster to drain, clean and start over following the Temporary/Seasonal Pool Guide
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    Re: Slippery liner

    Yes definitely! It does sound like the start of an outbreak. You NEED that test kit, pronto! Up the bleach in the meantime.
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    Re: Slippery liner

    Yeah I was thinking it might be easier to drain and refill since I don't have a test kit. Question....how do I clean the liner? Is there a link somewhere on this site?
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    Re: Slippery liner

    Some diluted bleach and a scrub brush.

    You still need at least a basic OTO / pH drop test kit if you are going to follow the Seasonal Guide. The good test kits make maintenance a lot easier though.
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    Re: Slippery liner

    I just tested with a test strip (I know it's not the preferred test but it's what I have on hand)

    TB 20
    FC 10
    TA 0
    PH 7.8
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    Re: Slippery liner

    No idea what TB is. And strips are so unreliable, we would not make recommendations based on them anyway.

    For example, if the TA was really 0 ... then the pH would have to be in the 4s. Clearly one of those numbers is wrong.
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    Re: Slippery liner

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    No idea what TB is. And strips are so unreliable, we would not make recommendations based on them anyway.

    For example, if the TA was really 0 ... then the pH would have to be in the 4s. Clearly one of those numbers is wrong.
    Total Bromine. And that's exactly what I said lol.
    Anyway my FC is 10 according to this which makes sense since I just dumped 20 Oz of bleach in the pool.

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    Bleh....screw it. I'm draining and refilling. Ordering a test kit asap.
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    Re: Slippery liner

    I had the same issue with my pool and it was surely a start of an outbreak. It soon lead to a cloudy pool.
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