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    algae around steps

    starting to get a bit of green algae around the steps
    i think this is due to a bad circulation issue
    is there an easy way to modify the circulation pattern
    i have a bean shaped pool with skimmer in the centre of the curved wall and a return jet each side between skimmer and end of pool
    latest test results
    fc 10 -hasn't been under 8 this year
    cc 0
    ph 7.6
    ta 90
    ch 140 -this recently dropped from 180, i am bringing this back up to around 200, there has been a lot of splash out but only ch changed dramatically
    cya 50
    slammed january 25, 26, 27 at 18 to 20 fc
    performed overnight chlorine loss test end of jan with no loss
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: algae around steps

    Have you tried aiming the returns differently ? Can you point one towards the steps more ?
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: algae around steps

    i have tried aiming the jets but they have a very limited range
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: algae around steps

    just been to pool, a lot of leaves, but gives an idea where steps and return jets are, just near light
    Last edited by aussieta; 03-01-2014 at 02:33 AM. Reason: add photo
    SWG inground peanut shaped eco-bright concrete pool
    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
    Lincoln Salt Chlorinator, 25 gram cell Sand Filter with glass media
    Taylor K2006-C test kit, Taylor K-1766 salt test, Dolphin M500 pool cleaner
    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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    Re: algae around steps

    Have you been brushing them ? Maybe brush them a couple of times a day if you can't get good circulation there.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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