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    Dirt on bottom of pool

    Good morning all, my pool sets in back yard surrounded on 3 sides with trees.
    I get some dirt from wind, rain and so on. If I don't vacume pool within a couple of days
    bright green (algae?) will appear on some of the dirt streaks. Water is crystal clear.
    Vacume and all is good. Can I use an algaecide to stop this?

    FC 7
    CC 0
    PH 7.4
    TA 100
    CH ?
    CYA 41
    OCLT <.5
    Sorry, this should have been in algae section.

    Moderator note, JVTrain: moved to Algae- Prevention and Treatment
    Last edited by JVTrain; 09-02-2016 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Moved to Algae- Prevention and Treament
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    Green stuff sounds like algae. Can you describe it in more detail?

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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    It's a bright green streak that sit's on top of the dirt that settles in the bottom of pool. No where else, but on the dirt. Thanks Bill
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    Skip the algaecide and do a proper SLAM on your pool.
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    Will do. Thanks Bill
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    I just brought my pool to SLAM level of FC 16 by pool math. Do I keep it there just long enough to pass the 3 rules, and wait to see what happens when new dirt that falls to the bottom? Thanks Bill
    Before slam--
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    TA-100
    CYA-42
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    Once you pass all 3 criteria, keeping your FC in the recommended range will help tremendously in deterring algae. Dirt isn't algae..........(but can pick up a stray traveler or two). If it was, my pool would be solid green due to some road work behind my house--tons of dirt hauling going on. Back to vacuum!
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    Re: Dirt on bottom of pool

    I would personally go with a slam/shock level of 18. A CYA reading of 42 is more likely closer to 45 as the scale is logarithmic, not linear.

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