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    Sand of Algae

    I'm new to this site and to in ground pools. I have a substance in my pool that I am not sure if it is sand or algae. I have added some pictures so maybe someone can tell me what it looks like. Thanks for any help.Attachment 34763Attachment 34764Attachment 34765

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    Re: Sand of Algae

    Looks like blown in dirt to me. Got a full set of accurate test results?
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    Re: Sand of Algae

    Sand is gritty. Pick it up between your thumb and fingers if it's sand.
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    Re: Sand of Algae

    My wife vacuumed the pool yesterday and this is what it looked like this morning. She vacuumed it again today. If it looks this way tomorrow, I feel for sure it will be sand. Just not sure how it gets in there. Would I have an issue with my pump?

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    Re: Sand of Algae

    Sand will not cause any issues with your pump.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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