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Thread: Green to clear, but algae stains remain

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    Green to clear, but algae stains remain

    FC - 24
    CC - .5
    PH - 7.2
    ALK - 90
    CH - 330
    CYA - 38
    Temp - 87

    Following your advice, I'm on day 4 in turning pea soup to a clear pool. I've superchlorinated with 6% bleach and kept the FC at 25ppm and scrubbed the pool with a wire brush everyday. The pool is now clear, but I can't get rid of the algae stains (see pic).
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    24,000 gal
    diamond brite (black)
    sand filter
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    24K (16x36) IG Gunite, Diamond Brite (black), 1.5 HP Hayward, sand filter

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Green to clear, but algae stains remain

    I can't really tell from the pic, but if the stains are organic (and it sounds like they are), I would simply hold elevated chlorine levels (about 5-8ppm with a CYA of 40) for the next few weeks and I believe they will slowly go away before you are ready to close for the season.....depending on where you live.
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    South Carolina

    Re: Green to clear, but algae stains remain

    Welcome to the forum

    'Yep' to what Dave said. If the stains are organic, they will fade away.
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