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    Does Dead Algae clump and fall to the bottom?

    This sounds like a silly question, but..... Does dead algae clump and fall to the bottom?

    What is this stuff that always needs to be vacuumed up whenever I have to SLAM the pool? At home, my wife thinks it's just debris or pollen from the trees. At Lodge, I thought it was sand from the filter and some folks said it was debris blowing off the three flat roofs surrounding the pool.
    Home pool: Intex 11,400 gallon AG vinyl pool with sand filter & SWG. Taylor K-2006 test kit - coastal Georgia. I'm also in charge of the Elk's Lodge Pool, which is 55,000 gallons in-ground concrete with sand filter, 2 HP Hayward pump, currently using tri-chlor pucks and cal-hypo system.

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    Re: Does Dead Algae clump and fall to the bottom?

    dead algae can settle in the pool.

    Edit deferring to Duraleigh on appearance of dead algae. Thanks to this site I have no firsthand knowledge of appearance of dead algae juts what I read.
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    Re: Does Dead Algae clump and fall to the bottom?

    It doesn't exactly "clump up", but it does fall to the floor as a brownish=greenish-yellowish "dust" that settles in every crevice and low spot on you pool floor.

    When you brush it, it "poofs up but then resettles back down after a short period.

    That you are seeing it after a SLAM tells me it is dead algae and not sand, pollen, dirt, etc.
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    Re: Does Dead Algae clump and fall to the bottom?

    Thank you
    Home pool: Intex 11,400 gallon AG vinyl pool with sand filter & SWG. Taylor K-2006 test kit - coastal Georgia. I'm also in charge of the Elk's Lodge Pool, which is 55,000 gallons in-ground concrete with sand filter, 2 HP Hayward pump, currently using tri-chlor pucks and cal-hypo system.

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