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    how long does it take for an algae bloom to start.

    i just filled my pool up with completely fresh water. i cant add chlorine for two days. will it be safe from algae. were having real hot days and i don't have the pump running yet. (water level not high enough)
    24' X 52" round above ground pool---13,500 gallons---Hayward power flow matrix 1.5 hp pump---Hayward 21 in. variflow XL sandfilter---Louisville, Ky

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    Re: how long does it take for an algae bloom to start.

    Add 2ppm each evening and stir it with a brush or leaf net.
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    Re: how long does it take for an algae bloom to start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Add 2ppm each evening and stir it with a brush or leaf net.
    Sounds almost too simple eh Or use a boat oar Prob the easiest is to use the pool brush! Just mix it up real good.
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