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    algae or what

    hello i have a 12,500 gal. AG softswim pool with a problem. i cant figure out if it is algae or what i have added 10 oz. this week (since Sunday) of algaecide. my biguanide level and my clairifier levels are perfect pH is 7.5, my TA and CH levels are in ideal ranges. i have completely acid washed and changed the D.E in my filter 2 times this month. the problem is some kind of dirt in my pool in the bottom, like algae but when i brush the pool it comes up like dust, not in flakes. i brush the pool twice a day, manually vacuum twice a day, manually skim the pool 4 times a day with the leaf net. please help. the heat index is 101 for the rest of the week. i don't want to end up in the ER because of 12,000 gallons of **** i would post pictures but the website i saying the file size is too big.
    Cole Pocius
    15'x30'x52" AG, 1 HP Hayward Power Flo, Hayward per-flex D.E filter, Aqua luminator. chlorine, baracuda beta. vinyl liner, 12,500 k gallon

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    Re: algae or what

    what is your FC, CC, CYA?
    Garden Leisure Voyager 12x24 AGP, 7500 Gallons, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP pump, dual speed, Hayward XStream Cartridge Filter, 120 GPM,

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    Re: algae or what

    i use softswim (non-chlorine)
    Cole Pocius
    15'x30'x52" AG, 1 HP Hayward Power Flo, Hayward per-flex D.E filter, Aqua luminator. chlorine, baracuda beta. vinyl liner, 12,500 k gallon

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    Re: algae or what

    I've been fighting was I though was mustard algae for 3 weeks now. was told by (2) pool store sales people and (1) service professional that it was mustard algae. That a "yellow out" type product was the only solution. I've started reading other post on this site and learned that if the yellow-green cloud is only on the floor then I should suspect dust or pollen. the pool balance was very good and I'd shocked and held levels with no problem.

    I purchased a bag of DE power and mixed 1 cup with water, dumped into the skimmer, swept the floor. 8hrs later the pool is crystal!
    37x13 key Hole plaster (17,000 gallon); Hayward 315 sand filter; Hayward 2hp super pump

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    Re: algae or what

    Good for you. Here's what it looks like now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cole399
    Cole Pocius
    15'x30'x52" AG, 1 HP Hayward Power Flo, Hayward per-flex D.E filter, Aqua luminator. chlorine, baracuda beta. vinyl liner, 12,500 k gallon

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    Re: algae or what

    Guess you are still having the same problems as you were when you made your initial post here:
    cloudy-water-t35284.html

    There are essentially two types of baquacil users. Those with problems and those who are gonna have problems. You know, until you offload the baquacil and get on a chlorine program, you are just going to be spinning your wheels. As mentioned in your other thread all baquacil products are substandard sanitizers. You will continue to have problems and be out lots of $$$ until you make the decision to switch over to a chlorine based form of sanitization, either by straight chlorine or through the use of a saltwater chlorine generator. If you want to clear your pool, here is how to go about it: pool-school/baqua_chlorine_conversion

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