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Thread: No algae, but BUGS

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    No algae, but BUGS

    I opened up my skimmer this morning and saw a few tiny worms, a couple of rolly pollies, and a few other little bugs just moving around.

    Here are my test results from last night:

    FC 3.6
    pH 7.8
    TA 100
    CH 300
    I didn't test CYA because I just refilled my pool on saturday and added CYA sunday.

    With a FC level like that, how are these bugs alive? Do I need to SLAM?

    Thanks
    22,000 gallon in ground pool with pebble finish. Pentair DE filter with Pentair VS pump. Built in the 70s but completely redone (including new pebble finish, equipment, and plumbing) in August 2015. K-2006.

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    Re: No algae, but BUGS

    No, we get some bugs in the pool. It is worse at different times. There seems to be a season for each bug. We are getting earthworms right now. Just keep the baskets emptied and bugs scooped off the bottom.

    Numbers look pretty good.

    If your PH is still rising from the new pool you can let your TA get a little lower, like between 60 and 80. It might help your PH stabilize.
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    Re: No algae, but BUGS

    I removed 3 spiders yesterday from the skimmer that I could swear had saddles on their back. Texas HUGE!
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