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    green rim on pool step and liner

    Hi everyone,
    We are having a very hot start to summer in Ontario and I now have a green rim around the pool.
    Any ideas on what it is an how I can remove it and or treat the water?

    Thanks,

    T
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    Welcome to TFP. See the section on Slamming your pool in pool school.
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    Bleach, brush, and elbow grease. Your SWG won't be able to generate enough FC to get ahead of the demand once an algae bloom starts. You'll be needing bleach. Here's the article on how to SLAM it. You will have trouble getting your hands on a proper test kit in Canada. Apollo Piscines has the monopoly up there.
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    I have a super chlorinate setting on my salt system - should I super chlorinate and see what happens?
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    I wouldn't use the SWG. No sense in it. They usually cant keep up with the FC demand. Bleach is the way to go.


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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

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    This member says he may be able to help you procure a test kit.
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    what bleach should I be using? Regular clothing bleach?
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    Quote Originally Posted by trevsand
    what bleach should I be using? Regular clothing bleach?
    Yep. Avoid any of it with special features like "outdoor," or scented, or splashless. Lust plain bleach. Read the label - if they won't tell you the strength, avoid it. You're just paying for a lot of extra water.
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    Re: green rim on pool step and liner

    Quote Originally Posted by trevsand
    what bleach should I be using? Regular clothing bleach?
    Yes, plain, unscented household bleach. Check the % on the label. You can also use liquid chlorine (same as bleach, just higher %/stronger) usually found at pool stores, big box stores, etc.

    Have you found the PoolCalculator.com yet?

    You can use your SWG to help maintain shock level if you want, but be sure to turn it off when doing the OCLT.

    Also, we recommend that you do not run your SWG at superchlorinate mode as it will shorten the life of the cell (and the SWG is not capable of reaching shock levels).
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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