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    Floating dead algae

    I have a 16x32 inground pool about 28000 gallon and located in Arkansas. When we took the cover off the water was green but after a few days of shocking it is clear and sparkling. I do have alot of dead algae floating in the water. Is there anthing I can do to get rid of it or do I need to be patient and let it filter out. Love this website, thanks so much for helping me. Ann

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    Re: Floating dead algae

    Welcome to TFP Keep the water at shock level and keep the filter running 24x7.
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    Re: Floating dead algae

    Welcome.

    What type filter do you have?
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    Re: Floating dead algae

    I have a sand filter. Changed sand last year and cleaned sand this season.

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    Re: Floating dead algae

    So, your FC holds overnight and your CC is 0.5 or less? If so, you should just backwash as needed, indicated by filter pressure rise.

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    Re: Floating dead algae

    You can add a little DE to your filter to improve the filtering and that may help clear the water a little faster.
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    Re: Floating dead algae

    Stand your ground.. You're on the home stretch!
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    Re: Floating dead algae

    Maybe some clarifier?
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    Re: Floating dead algae

    Clarifier is sort of a last resort. We like to make sure everything is killed and the equipment is working properly before we recommend trying it. The biggest reason is that there are as many instances of it not working as there are where it did. Granted, when it does it's pretty dramatic.
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