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Thread: Do I Have Algae?

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    Do I Have Algae?

    I have a 14 x 42 Intex Above Ground Pool. So far the water has been pretty clear. Right now I am using those 3 inch trichlor pucks and put bleach in the pool a few times per week. Lately I am seeing what appears to be dirt at the bottom but when I run my foot across it, it just dissolves. Is it possible that this is algae?

    If it is algae should I just attempt to sweep the bottom of the pool? I have one of those contractor brooms. Can I lightly use that or do I need to purchase a special pool broom?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Do I Have Algae?

    If you have algae, and it sounds like you might, you need to do a TFP "SLAM" (link below). Sweeping/filtration will not remove algae. To confirm, can you post a full set of test results from your TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C test kit? Those are the only two kits that will give us accurate/reliable numbers to go on.
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    Re: Do I Have Algae?

    You can use the broom but you'll have to SLAM too.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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