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    I heard this...

    Someone told me that you should not let people swim in your pool wearing a suit that they wore in a creek or lake or ocean. (i'm assuming even with being washed in between).

    Thoughts?!
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    Re: I heard this...

    I guess the idea is that you don't want to transfer algae from the natural environment to the pool.
    If you maintain the proper FC level than this it not an issue.
    If you don't maintain the proper FC level than it probably doesn't matter and you will get algae anyway.
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    Re: I heard this...

    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup
    If you maintain the proper FC level than this it not an issue.
    That was my thought. I'm going on a family vacation next week and we will ALL be in the lake and of course, everyone is in our pool all the time - when not on vacation! But then one of them said that, so they were all going to buy el cheapo suits just to wear on vacation so they could throw them away and not use them in my pool. They were being thoughtful at least!!!!!

    I'm buying el cheapo ones for my kids just because I don't want their good suits trashed from rocks, sand, grit, etc... I'll just wear my old ones.
    21x41x54" AG Artesian Seville II
    Installed around 2004 - we moved here in 2008
    23,000 gal
    Hayward SwimPro 256T Sand Filter
    1HP 2speed Hayward Power Flo Matrix
    (and have 2HP Hayward Swimpro and a 2hp 2speed Waterway Hi-Flo pump as back up also!! lol)
    No heating - other than Solar SunRings
    Central IL

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    Re: I heard this...

    I've heard around my neck of the woods that you could get mustard algae like that. But that came from people I know who do not follow the TFP way of taking care of a pool I think some of them even shock their pool on a weekly basis
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    Re: I heard this...

    I am sure some people have filled there pools with pond water..I think i was reading somewhere duraleigh filled his with pond water..
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    Re: I heard this...

    Algae in a neighboring pond will be blown into the pool regularly, so anything from the pond is something you are going to be dealing with all the time. Bringing swim suits from far away can bring unique kinds of algae that are not normally seen in your area, which can occasionally be a real problem.

    Washing the bathing suits in the laundry is enough to eliminate nearly all of the risk. Maintaining proper chlorine levels is also enough to avoid nearly all of the risk.
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