I have a stacked stone fountain on my pool, and the stone extends into the water. It did't take long for small patches of algae to show up, but I never gave much thought to them, just scrubbed them with a brush every week, and maintained good chemistry. The algae hasn't "invaded" the pool and more or less keeps to just the stacked stone. (My theory is that the rough edge gives it something to cling to?)
Recently, the patches have become larger and small dots of algae have appeared at the corners of the pool on the grout line. The water is still crystal clear, so I was wondering if there's a good way to get rid of them, or if I should be overly concerned? I continue to try to maintain proper pH and chlorine balance, so perhaps this is why the algae hasn't gotten out of control, but may be on the verge of doing so?
Here are the results of my latest test:
I have a SWG pool that was filled in Oct2010.
CH: 530 (not sure if my test kit is getting old, as mentioned in another post I read about CH measures being off after a few years)
CYA: <20 (going to get some acid today to bring this back up).
Any help on what may or may not need to be modified would be greatly appreciated.