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    2 Small algae spots

    So today I pulled off the solar cover after being on since Sunday night and found 2 small algae spots on the bottom where the sun is shaded more of the day then the rest. My results are good and curious why this came about and if I should be concerned. I brushed after seeing this and put the pump on high and brought chlorine to 12 I also threw in my Aquavit to let him stir up the bottom I didn't. I'm gonna goblin later and brush again. Should I keep slam level all day/night? Is this just a wierd event that because they were in a "divot" in the liner that it hasn't been brushed. I looked under my wedding stairs and nothing there.
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    Re: 2 Small algae spots

    Circulation is a major factor in the distribution of chlorine. Having a pocket or a divot where algae can hide disrupts that circulation.

    Thanks for always posting your numbers. They look good and help us to eliminate any other factors when responding.
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    Re: 2 Small algae spots

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Circulation is a major factor in the distribution of chlorine. Having a pocket or a divot where algae can hide disrupts that circulation.

    Thanks for always posting your numbers. They look good and help us to eliminate any other factors when responding.
    These spots are on the other side of the return so I can definetly see circulation being not as good there. I have my return pointed down and away from my skimmer. It seems to create a good swirl in the pool and figured it to be best. Do you have any recommendations on changing that to help with this problem in the future?
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    Re: 2 Small algae spots

    Also I have my pump running on low 4rs in the morning and 4hrs at night. Should I possibly change this to an 8 hr. Cycle since low doesn't seem to circulate the water as well
    i also had a few psi pressure drop on my pump and took out my cartridge and roamed it as it was FILTHY. And put it crack in Sunday. Just throwing as much info as I can out there. Would have a heart att know if my pool goes green now before my big holiday party!
    19k 15x36' inground oval vinyl lined pool with deep end. 3 returns , 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. TF-100 test kit

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    Re: 2 Small algae spots

    Well I ran an oclt and o haven't lost any so hopefully no more issues. Pool
    sroll at shock level so think I killed anything that had a chance
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