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    New guy!

    Hi everyone, just call me “black algae guy”. I’ve had it for years and can’t seem to get rid of it. Other than that my pool is beautiful and sparkling clean year round.
    Glad I found this site. Looks like a lot of wisdom and money saving to be had here.
    Montgomery, AL
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    Vinyl
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    Re: New guy!

    How's it going, Mr. The Kid? Welcome to TFP!
    If you start a thread in the "Algae - Prevention and Treatment" section, post some pictures and some test results, we can help you get rid of it!
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    Re: New guy!

    Welcome Billy! Everyone here is very helpful and friendly!
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    Re: New guy!

    Welcome!

    How do you chlorinate?

    Please post a full set of numbers:
    • FC
      CC
      pH
      CYA <-- Important
      TA
      CH


    Also, can you put the specifics (size, AG/IG, surface, etc) of you pool in your signature.
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    Helpful Links: Pool School, BBB for Beginners, How to Shock (hint...it's a process not a product), Chlorine/CYA Chart, Jason's Pool Calculator

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    Re: New guy!

    Hi everyone. I will work on those numbers and see about getting them in here over the weekend.
    My plan this weekend, from what I’ve read is to get in the pool and brush these dime sized black surfaces to open them up to chemicals? I read rubbing a chlorine tablet in them after I brush them open will help. Big party coming up so I will do that quickly for some temporary relief until I can apply chemicals, etc.

    I'm part of a sports blog and nobody's as friendly there as they are here.
    Montgomery, AL
    20,000 gallions
    Sand
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    Vinyl
    1 hp
    60 GPM

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    Re: New guy!

    Yes, rubbing a trichlor tablet on them after brushing them will help.
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    Re: New guy!

    What a wealth of information here! I've never heard of the BBB method before. I've always thought pool chemicals were very expensive. Just my opinion though. They have always been helpful to me. But this BBB seems like the way to go. I just bought a 5 gallon bucket of granulated chlorine though at Sam's for what I thought was a good price. Oh well. Maybe I can use the methods together through time? Sorry for the silly questions. I'm like a kid in a candy store here and I know nothing. Need to let my friends know about this site.
    Montgomery, AL
    20,000 gallions
    Sand
    IG
    Vinyl
    1 hp
    60 GPM

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    Re: New guy!

    Good advice so far. Welcome to TFP!

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