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    How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    We live near a large lake and the kids swim there often. However, they occasionally get into the pool without rinsing their "lake water" suits out with the hose prior. Could this cause algae to grow in our pool? How big of an issue is this?
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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    If your FC is kept in the correct levels, it will kill anything they bring in on the suits ... would be best to rinse them at least though before going in the pool.
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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    If your FC is kept in the correct levels, it will kill anything they bring in on the suits ... would be best to rinse them at least though before going in the pool.
    Agreed. My parents have a vacation house on a lake that had extremely warm temps this spring and hot temps this summer. The yearly algae growth came about 4 weeks early, so our suits go into the wash before we jump into the pool.
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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    Normal chlorine levels will kill green algae (and black algae), but you want to prevent introducing yellow/mustard algae into your pool and you can get that in some lakes. I'd hand-wash the suits in soapy water in a sink before using them in a pool.
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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    Thanks. I think we will have 'pool' suits and 'lake' suits to make easier! Good reason to Go shopping!
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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    thoughts on bathing the whole body or just fresh suits? We have been a little overboard showering and new suits before going from our green lake to our new pool, wondering if fresh suits are enough.

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    Re: How will "lake water" swimsuits affect my chlorine pool?

    I would think a quick shower/rinse certainly would not hurt.
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