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    algae...help??????

    Quick question everyone...my CL levels are at shock levels bc I've been adding bleach to shock due to the appearance of algeae in spots. My deep end is cloudy now too bc of brushing the algae to try and loosen it up and kill it.
    First of all...i keep my chlorine at normal levels all the time and shock after lots of usage which we had last week here in nj bc of the heat wave. now we have not been as much bc the weather has cooled off a little and we've just been busy.
    is there any other way to celar up an algae problem other than algacide? i hate to use it bc it makes the water foamy even when i buy the good stuff.
    we didn't have the algae bloom during the heatwave...came about just about two days ago now and it's rather frustrating since it took us so long to get our water clear this season and now it's cloudy again!

    Any ideas???
    IG 17x26x36 Designer Ell
    vinyl liner
    Hayward c-3000 (4) cartridge filter
    Dolphin diagnostic pool cleaner

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    Re: algae...help??????

    Hi

    First, what are you numbers?
    It would help people to give you advice to know what they are.

    Have you read the sticky in pool school about algae?
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/categ...ing_pool_algae

    Here is another post, about clearing algae that is very informative
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/turni...=green%20oasis

    You should just need chlorine/bleach to clear the algae.

    Brushing is helpful. Are you running you pump 24/7?

    Randy
    25,000 gal fiberglass pool, Raypak 200k BTU H200FDN gas heater, Pentair CCP520 520 sq ft Cart filter, Max-Flo VS2303VSP pump. iWave wireless remote,

    seperate spa, with own pump, cartridge filter, Hayward H200FDN heater

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    Re: algae...help??????

    Ditto. What randy said.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: algae...help??????

    right now my chl is about 15
    ph is 7.4
    IG 17x26x36 Designer Ell
    vinyl liner
    Hayward c-3000 (4) cartridge filter
    Dolphin diagnostic pool cleaner

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    Re: algae...help??????

    Quote Originally Posted by frasermom
    right now my chl is about 15
    ph is 7.4
    I guess I should have been a little more specific

    ph is obviously fine.

    When you say chl, is it free or total chlorine?

    How are you testing it?

    You need to have your free chlorine up at 15-20 to clear your pool.

    And, do you know what your cya level is?

    Randy
    25,000 gal fiberglass pool, Raypak 200k BTU H200FDN gas heater, Pentair CCP520 520 sq ft Cart filter, Max-Flo VS2303VSP pump. iWave wireless remote,

    seperate spa, with own pump, cartridge filter, Hayward H200FDN heater

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