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    brush to deep drain or vac

    Not sure this qualifies for The Deep End... but it occurs in the deep end so...

    Tomorrow gonna vac the pool but today brushed it. Nothing came off the walls but a fine wispy gray cloud appeared momentarily when brushing the bottom.

    First
    is this dirt or live algae or dead algae or all three or none of the above?

    Second
    is it more effective to brush this stuff up and let it pass thru the deep drain and fllter out or more effective to vac this stuff up?

    thank you
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: brush to deep drain or vac

    Both questions are impossible to answer definitively.

    However, if the color is truly gray, that is usually not indicative of algae....your complete test results might suggest otherwise.

    Vacuuming is probably a bit better but brushing the debris into the main drain might prove just as effective....hard to say.
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    Re: brush to deep drain or vac

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Both questions are impossible to answer definitively.

    However, if the color is truly gray, that is usually not indicative of algae....your complete test results might suggest otherwise.

    Vacuuming is probably a bit better but brushing the debris into the main drain might prove just as effective....hard to say.
    thank you
    FC6 pH7.8 CYA about 30 this AM and pool clear
    wispy clouds when brushing gone this AM
    will call it "pool dust", everything else here in the woods is dusty so why not the pool bottom
    vacuum today
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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