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    Rubbing Black Algae With Chlorinator Tablets

    In a couple threads I have seen people mention that eradication of black algae can be helped by rubbing it with chlorinator or skimmer chlorine tablets.

    My black algae is under about 8 feet of water...

    what's the best way to do this?

    I was thinking I could come up with a way to attach a tablet to the end of the pole for my brush.., but I thought that probably someone has already figured out the best solution.

    How are most people doing this?
    32,500 gallon IG plaster
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    Re: Rubbing Black Algae With Chlorinator Tablets

    thanks

    i note that the reviews on amazon are pretty poor - ordinarily i wouldn't buy a product with so many unhappy customers

    Amazon.com : Pentair 542068 Algae Gon Chlorine Tablet Holder Pole Accessory with Snap-Adapt Handle : Swimming Pools : Patio, Lawn Garden

    maybe i'll just try to make something
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    Re: Rubbing Black Algae With Chlorinator Tablets

    I managed to rub my black algae with a puck.

    How long does it take to see a difference?

    Is it minutes, hours, days...

    if it isn't gone, how long should i wait till i go over it again?

    Or, do you just keep rubbing til it's all gone?

    thanks
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    Re: Rubbing Black Algae With Chlorinator Tablets

    If it's black algae you should see a difference within 24 hrs or less. Sometimes you will have to to go over it several times. If this a large area of algae you may want to try a granular trichlor and broadcast right on to the area. Keep pump off and wait for what for water to settle

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