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    Algae forming

    I have algae forming on the bottom of my pool can't seem to get rid of it. I've tried brushing it and running the filter longer. My chlorine has been fluctuating from very low to high, not sure why. The last time it was low I ran a boost cycle on my SWG. I think this is why the algae started forming in the first place. Is this safe for my kids to swim in? How can i get rid of the algae I have?

    FC 6.0
    CC 0.5
    CH 170
    CY 60
    PH 7.5
    16x32 free form, 20,000 gal.; IG Vynl:Jandy DE filter; Pool pilot SWG;installed 2009

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    Re: Algae forming

    To get rid of the algae, you need to SLAM the pool with bleach. The SWG won't do it. Do you have one of the recommended test kits?
    John
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    Re: Algae forming

    I have the TF-100 test kit
    16x32 free form, 20,000 gal.; IG Vynl:Jandy DE filter; Pool pilot SWG;installed 2009

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    Re: Algae forming

    The SLAM process can be found up in Pool School. Follow that process to a T and your pool will clear. Don't forget to brush and vacuum, it's part of the process.

    As long as you can see the bottom, the kids can swim, even at just under SLAM values for chlorine.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Algae forming

    I will look up the slam directions..The pool water is clear.
    Thank you.
    16x32 free form, 20,000 gal.; IG Vynl:Jandy DE filter; Pool pilot SWG;installed 2009

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