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    algae outside pool

    I was a new pool owner this summer and was very fortunate to find this site immediately. The pool is about 30 years old. There is a concrete lip that slightly overhangs around the pool edge. We live in Florida and have a lot of rain. There are several places around this lip that always seem to have algae/mold growing. It gets worse we have a lot of rain.

    Any ideas to stop or control this?

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: algae outside pool

    Strong bleach solution and a little scrubbing will probably control it.
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    Re: algae outside pool

    It is painted concrete, so I am also concerned about damaging the paint.

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    Re: algae outside pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Reba12
    It is painted concrete, so I am also concerned about damaging the paint.
    With the bleach, or with the scrubbing? As long as your FC is at or below shock value for your CYA level, the bleach will be fine.

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    Re: algae outside pool

    Use a mixture of bleach (1 part), vinegar (1 part) and water (10 parts) in a spray bottle. Heavenly spray the mixture onto the lip and scrub with a toothbrush.

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    Re: algae outside pool

    Thank you -- I will give it a try.

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