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    MYSTERY ALGAE

    Hi everyone,

    I have been having an algae problem. I don’t have all the test results but what I have is this:
    FC-32
    T/A 60
    CC-0
    ph-
    CYA 40
    No PH on the relation that it would not be a true reading due to the high FC. The water is clear. I understand that my CYA is on the low side for a SWG. It is there just to deal with the algae, and then it will go back up to 70. I have done an OCLT and passed about 4 days ago.
    I have been thru the shock process and the test results before I started were this:
    FC-7.5
    T/A 50
    CC-0.5
    ph-7.6
    CYA 40
    I have maintained the shock level above 28 for a week now and I still see what I believe to be Mustard Algae. I have read all the info in the Pool School on Defeating Algae and Mustard Algae. I brush the pool every two hours for the pass 4 days (from 6 in the morning to about 8:00pm). I only have step in the pool, no lights to deal with.
    Any help would be graceful.
    12"X24" AGP (7,700gal)
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    Hayward DE EC40AC Filtering System
    TF-100 test kit

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    Re: MYSTERY ALGAE

    It may not be algae???? What does it do when you sweep your hand or a brush by it?

    See this thread:

    algae-or-just-pollen-and-or-dirt-t46996.html
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    Re: MYSTERY ALGAE

    Have you ran an OCLT?
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    Re: MYSTERY ALGAE

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Have you ran an OCLT?
    Said he passed OCLT four days ago.
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    Re: MYSTERY ALGAE

    missed that! I'd say it isn't algae then.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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