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    Residue on Polaris

    I had to take my Polaris out of the water and left it out for a few days. There was a gray residue over most of it. I am currently in day 9 of shocking for algae. Is this residue algae related? It doesn't come off easily. It requires brushing.
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    Full set of test results please?

    It could be scaling.
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    Here are the latest test results:

    FC 11.5
    CC 0.5
    TA 100
    CYA 20
    PH 7.5
    CH 110

    I have ordered calcium chloride and will add once I clear up the algae. I will also add more CYA later today.

    I have been adding bleach about 5 - 6 times per day to get FC to 14....also brushing each time I add...
    The pool has gone from emerald green on 6/5/13 to a murky teal, I can now see the bottom of the whole pool....I intend to change filters either today or tomorrow....this is going much better than last year
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    With those numbers it's probably not scaling. I'd just clean it up and not worry about it unless it comes back under normal FC levels.
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    OK...thanks....

    Just one more quick question....since it takes me about an hour to an hour and a half ( I am slow and the body just doesn't function as well as it once did ) to change out my filters, should I do this in the evening, or is it okay to do it anytime.....I don't want to backslide on this algae battle....

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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    You should only be doing it when the pressure rises 25% above normal clean pressure. which filter do you have? It really doesn't matter what time of day (or night) you clean it.
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    I have the Jandy CV 460(cartridge)....the only reason I asked about the timing of the replacement is because of the possible bad effects of the sun on my FC level while I am battling the algae....
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    As long as the pump ran for about 30 minutes after the bleach addition shutting it down for a couple of hours won't make much difference.
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    Re: Residue on Polaris

    Thanks, that's what I needed to know....
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