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    Is it Algae?

    Hello!,

    Just cleaned my filter out and found some nastiness. Not sure if its just pollen and other stuff from cutting the grass around the pool or if it is algae. This is the second time that I have found this in two weeks. Pool is crystal clear with no problems whatsoever. Photos attached.
    Current water test:

    FC: 5.0
    CC: 0.0
    PH: 7.5
    TA: 120
    CH: 100
    CYA: 55

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    21x43 Above Ground Vinyl, Hayward Voyager Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Is it Algae?

    Do you have cottonwood trees around your way? I have the seeds dropping all around, clogging up my skimmer and that is about what it looks like in my filter.
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    Re: Is it Algae?

    I concur. Some flowery thing my wife has drops stuff like that in my pool. I suggest a skimmer nylon. Keeps the stuff out of the filter. Cleaning is as easy as flipping it upside down and brushing the stuff off with your fingers. When it gets a run, replace it. Queen-size knee-highs work best. The regulars will stretch. but it's a lot of work.
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    Re: Is it Algae?

    Ok thanks. This is down the hill from our pool.... Probably where it's coming from



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    Re: Is it Algae?

    It looks like your filter is doing it's job!
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    Re: Is it Algae?

    Yeah. Its working! Can't fault it for that. Just such a pain cleaning all of that junk out

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    Re: Is it Algae?

    I have a DE and virtually no trees around, unlike my other pool, I had to clean the filter monthly. The only reason I have to recharge my DE filter with this pool is because I drain water from my waste to keep it from going over top of the skimmer. If I didn't manage the water level that way, I could go all summer without cleaning it.
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