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    stains left after algae treatment

    I have been fighting algae for a while now. I have finally gotten the water clear but where there were piles of brown dead algae or metal or whatever it was I now have these small brown rings that won't brush off. . Help please! ! All chemical levels are right according to leslies.
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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: stains left after algae treatment

    Welcome to the forum. .

    They are surely organic stains that will slowly be removed by somewhat elevated chlorine. AS you read more on the forums, you will find we absolutely do not have any trust in pool store testing but post the numbers they gave you for now and it will be a starting point.

    Consider doing your own high quality testing and say goodbye to the often incorrect advice you will get at most pool stores.

    Keep reading the forum and you will find thousands of examples.
    Dave S.
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    Redmond, OR

    Re: stains left after algae treatment

    Welcome to "Pool Nirvana", I mean... TFP!

    Yes, please post all the numbers, as I'm curious to see what your CYA levels are.
    Also, if you can, a bit of a rundown as to your algae fight story and how the pool store treated it.

    On a personal note, more pictures of the pool itself would sure be neato!
    Uploading them to Picasa/Flickr/Photo Bucket and posting a link would be best, or insert the image url using the "Img" tag in the full editor. Higher quality being the main reason. There's a how-to here: how-to-add-pictures-to-a-post-full-guide-with-screenshots-t45050.html
    Thanks for reading... - Tony
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    Pump & Cart Mod: 1000gph Cart. 5ft² - 2 nylons, 24/7 OP. Traps bugs/bits, lasts longer/cleans easier = Happier Pool Owner!!
    The Bible for a "Trouble Free Pool" life = PoolSchool, the BBB method a TF100 test kit(Recommend Kits Compared). - Cleaning a Sand Filter
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    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: stains left after algae treatment

    I agree with the others. With proper chlorination, they will go away fairly quickly. But, you need a test kit of your own in order to take care of things correctly. I would suggest a TF-100 or a Taylor K-2006 from

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