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    Don't think this is algae

    Pool has been off for three days due to a power outage and I went out and looked at the pool today and it still looks good but on the top of the water were several groups of egg type clusters floating around. Does anyone know what they are and is it safe to turn pool back on?
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    You mean egg-shaped? Looks like a poached egg? Looks like birds nest soup?

    At this point it could be anything from pollen to white mold. How 'bout a picture?
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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    My first instinct is that you have frog eggs in the pool. Skim and save or skim and toss...
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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    i think that it is frog larve theres are two frogs huddled over by the skimmer....


    clear sacs with black things in them. can i start the filter or do i need to try to net these out.
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    Quote Originally Posted by sasanewpool
    i think that it is frog larve theres are two frogs huddled over by the skimmer....


    clear sacs with black things in them. can i start the filter or do i need to try to net these out.
    I'd net them - they float and will likely just float in the skimmer until you go to get them out.
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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    thanks
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    after getting what i thought was most of the eggs out today i see a few tadpoles moving around do i do a shock process to kill them? or is there another way?
    I have a Hayward vari-flo xl-valve. Hp 1.5 Model SM-1700t. Sand filter.
    I believe I have a 24" above ground round pool. Liner has fish on top and a ocean scene on bottom.
    We live in clarksville, Tn. The pool is in full sun.

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    Re: Don't think this is algae

    Quote Originally Posted by sasanewpool
    after getting what i thought was most of the eggs out today i see a few tadpoles moving around do i do a shock process to kill them? or is there another way?
    Current test results?

    My neighbor's frogs are chlorine adapted to a degree but they stop laying eggs as his chlorine goes up. I think this is fairly self limiting.
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    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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