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Thread: Does Algae Float?

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    Apr 2015
    Pasadena, CA

    Does Algae Float?

    I have what looks like small flakes floating on the entire surface of my water. They are essentially colorless and I don't see any evidence of algae on the bottom or wall surfaces. Just not sure what this is. I have 3 palms trees by the pool, but don't really see anything coming from the trees that looks like what's in the pool. Thanks for your help.
    22,000 gallon IG plaster pool, raised spa w/spillover, variable speed EcoStar pump, natural gas heater, 48SF DE filter, SWG (all Hayward), AquaLogic automated controller, Kreepy Krawly, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Jul 2014
    Howell, New Jersey

    Re: Does Algae Float?

    Can you please post a full set of test results?.

    Dead algae with the filter off could float. It could be anything on the surface of your water, especially if the filter is not running. It will look grayish, but hard to tell and your test results may give a little more information. I had algae only once near the light ring and underneath the diving board. Then came along TFP and never a trace of algae again. Algae on the walls is very apparent. Pictures would be great.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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