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Thread: Routinely dosing Algecide.....

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    Routinely dosing Algecide.....

    I did not routinely dose algecide last season. But we only had from early Sept to Late October before closing. PB left 2 full bottles of Algecide at opening and I can't decide if I need to use this routinely. They did put a full bottle in at opening. It is Pool Season Algae Control 60. I run my SWG, FC runs about 8, CYA is about 90. Is there any reason I should routinely add this? I want to keep my additives as simple as possible and not add anything that is not necessary.
    ~39,000 gallon True L, 43x28x18, Steel Wall, Vinyl Liner; 2 skimmers, 2 bottom drains, 3 returns, 1 dedicated cleaner line with Polaris booster pump; Polaris 280
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    Mar 2007
    Morris, IL
    I never use algecide at all, (algecide apparently cannot be spelled correctly). Even if you do get algae, you can shock it out with bleach.

    Above Ground / 18' Round / Vinyl Liner / Sand Filter / 100K Gas Heater / Salt Added / No Nature2

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    Silver Spring, MD
    I only use algaecide when closing for the winter.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    I have never used it in five years
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    Nor have I. If you maintain your chlorine properly you don't need it.

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    I dose at maintenance levels with non-foaming algaecide 60 (poly-something 60%) on a bimontly basis. Why???? Because I run a high CYA and higher FC levels, and want a window or cushion if the FC gets a little low. Hey, it happens.
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
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