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Thread: Can't defeat Black Algae (vinyl liner)

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    Can't defeat Black Algae (vinyl liner)

    Having trouble defeating this black algae that has taken root all the way around the top edge of the pool. (Vinyl liner) Currently trying to SLAM now...but not sure it's gunna do the trick. Of course I'm brushing 4 or 5 times a day as well. Any tricks for black algae on vinyl ?
    24k, IG vinyl, Hayward 220 cartridge, Florida 1990 construction

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    Re: Can't defeat Black Algae (vinyl liner)

    If it's only on the top, it's probably not black algae. Can you post a picture?

    Black at the tile line is usually due to body oils, lotion, hair products etc. Try a little degreaser tile cleaner for vinyl.

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    Re: Can't defeat Black Algae (vinyl liner)

    Black algae on a vinyl is a pretty rare animal. Is it on the vinyl or just in the coping area?
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    Re: Can't defeat Black Algae (vinyl liner)

    Can you post some photos of it?

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