After reading countless articles on algae control, I have come across several POND based solutions that mention using Barley straw to control algae in ponds. I am curious if this would work at all in a pool. Normally one would think putting anything organic in a pool would lead to a serious algae problem but Barley Straw actually inhibits algae growth so it would seem to be safe in that regard. Im curious though if the chlorine and other chemicals would render the straw useless or if some other sort of problem might develop. Little bits of straw wouldnt be a problem with a tightly packed bale and would just add a few straws here and there which the skimmer would pick up. Has anyone ever tried anything like this in a pool? I may try this next year myself if noone seems to have any input explaining why it could be a bad thing to do.