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    Potentially dumb question about black algae

    Do the black spots (all very small spots in our pool) just disappear when the algae has been killed or does it stain the white plaster making it hard to know if it's really gone?

    Patricia

    15,000 IG White Plaster Jet Vac Sweep Cart Filter new pumps
    FC 75 (got a little carried away with the bleach while waiting for my test kit)
    pH 7.2
    TA 100
    CH 280
    CYA 50
    17,000 gal IGP, White plaster, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter system, Sta-Rite Max-e-pro 1/2 hp pump; 3/4 hp booster pump

    Sacramento, CA

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    Re: Potentially dumb question about black algae

    Black algae grows into the plaster and can sometimes leave a permenant discoloration that requires acid washing to remove. However, if you catch it and treat it you can usually prevent thisd from happening. Black algae is slow to start and you REALLY have to ignore a pool for it to cause staining.

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    Re: Potentially dumb question about black algae

    Thanks. Hopefully we've caught it early and will be able to get rid of it short of an acid wash.

    Patricia
    17,000 gal IGP, White plaster, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter system, Sta-Rite Max-e-pro 1/2 hp pump; 3/4 hp booster pump

    Sacramento, CA

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