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    pool brush for black algae

    I have an above ground pool but my regular pool brush doesn't work. Anything else I can use? I'm not even sure yet if it is black algae or just staining yet but just in case I thought I would ask.
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    Re: pool brush for black algae

    I use a blue "soft scrub" sponge on my liner.
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    Re: pool brush for black algae

    What is a blue "soft scrub" sponge? Is it for pools or just a regular sponge you buy at like a grocery store. lol
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    1 HP Hayward Power Flo Matrix Pump
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    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: pool brush for black algae



    Like these. I get a big pack at Costco and we use them in the kitchen... I know I have one under my step, on the edge of my pool. I keep it there so when I am in the pool, I can do a quick scrub of my ladder. It dries out there but is not sitting in the sun.
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    Re: pool brush for black algae

    You can scrape off black algae with a fingernail. If you can catch it, it will turn green when you mash it. Sometimes you'll see green on the pool when you scrape at it, too. It's kind of soft and waxy, it won't be like a stain when you scratch at it.
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    Re: pool brush for black algae

    I guess I should mention, I use a standard nylon pool bush also for the larger sections of the wall but for my ladder and it's black spots, I use the sponge. I also use the sponge on the water line/fake tile area. I scrub a lap around the pool and inside the skimmer body with the sponge. I like to do it each weekend but when I forget...it reminds me (junk builds up to where I can see it).
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    Re: pool brush for black algae

    Awesome, thanks! The picture answered it all, lol! I will do the fingernail test tonight!
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    22 inch ClearWater Sand Filter
    1 HP Hayward Power Flo Matrix Pump
    Install 6/16/13
    TF-100 Test Kit

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