Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: After algae - what needs cleaning and/or replacing?

  1. Back To Top    #1
    efm1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Philadelphia, PA

    After algae - what needs cleaning and/or replacing?

    Any advice on what to clean and/or replace after an algae outbreak.

    Solar Cover?
    I had this on before the outbreak, but has been off since sitting rolled up in a wheel barrel in my shed. I am fearful to use it again. The cover is new, so I don't want to chuck it. Should this be cleaned before using again? How?

    Nature2 filter?
    Should this be replaced or did the shock treatment take care of this?

    After shocking to treat for algae, should filter pump be backwashed (even if filter pressure is ok)?

    Thanks in advance.
    18,500 gallons, DE filter, IG
    Onyx Ansylbrite (colored) plaster
    Jandy Pump 1.0 HP, Zodiac Filter (flow rate = 120 gpm)
    Installed May 2012

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Smykowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: After algae - what needs cleaning and/or replacing?

    Solar cover - make a 1:10 ratio bleach to water spray it down and give it a light scrubbing. That'll kill the bulk, and your correctly maintained pool water will take care of the rest.

    Nature 2 - not sure about the physical presence of this one, but stop using it. I'll let someone else with a little more knowledge chime in.

    Filter/pump - don't worry about it. Shock level water constantly passed through them, so that is how they got clean.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
    The most important article on this site - The ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts