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    Duckweed?

    Hi all,
    My mom has a pool in Baton Rouge, and claims that she gets duckweed growing in the pool even with her FC kept 3-7 and her CYA at 80 (salt pool). I can't help but think something is wrong. Living in Tucson, duckweed is not an issue I have to worry about. Can anyone in the deep south comment?
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    Re: Duckweed?

    Duckweed floats on the top of the water, no? Does the pool have a skimmer?

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    Re: Duckweed?

    Yep it does...not sure why it doesn't get sucked in. I'll ask.
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    Re: Duckweed?

    Critters carry duckweed with them. Coons, ducks and geese could be bringing it to the pool.
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    Re: Duckweed?

    While I see how it could get to the pool, I think it would NEVER get started with the FC/CYA she reports.
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