Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: what is this???

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Berea. KY
    Posts
    34

    what is this???

    i have just opened my AG pool about 4 days ago and is as clear and clean as can be, i have put in algaecide but it has this orange pinkish stuff thats like 120 grit sandpaper growing on my walls, i try to brush the walls but the brush isn't rough enough to take it off so i have to get in the pool and rub my feet and hands on it to take it off. what i am wandering is this some type of algae that the shocking and algaecide can't get rid of or what. ill try to get some pics uploaded tomorrow. BTW all of my levels are in range.
    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

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: what is this???

    Algae is soft and slimy. Something that feels like sandpaper is much more likely to be calcium scale. However, I've never hear of calcium scale being orange.

    It would help a great deal if you would post a complete set of water test results. We can tell far more with actual numbers than if you just say "in range".
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: what is this???

    BTW all of my levels are in range.
    Well, that gets posted on the forum quite a bit but if you have something growing in your pool, you have inadequate chlorine.

    Can you post test results for FC, CC, CH, pH, TA and CYA those are really the results we need to figure out how to proceed.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Berea. KY
    Posts
    34

    Re: what is this???

    pH-7.5
    TA-130
    CH-180
    CC-0
    FC-3
    CYA-35
    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •