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    Is lake proximity added trouble?

    [Trigger warning- this post contains the words "pool store" - LOL ]

    My neighbor's salesman at the pool store told him he is at higher risk of algae in his pool because of our nearby lake (birds and wind increasing droppings into the water of algae)

    I'm not so sure....I haven't seen a problem yet. I'm guessing this is a myth.
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    Re: Is lake proximity added trouble?

    In theory sure, I'll buy it. However, it's irrelevant if your maintaining the FC as you should. Forget it and enjoy the pool if you are.
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    Re: Is lake proximity added trouble?

    My pool is maybe 100-200 feet from my two acre pond and I'm sure that is a contributing factor for the number of critters in the pool. But as said above, maintaining proper FC is the key.
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    Re: Is lake proximity added trouble?

    I think the risk is greater because swimsuits and pool toys go back and forth between lake and pool.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Is lake proximity added trouble?

    Algae will form in the Sahara Desert if the conditions are correct.

    Your fiends salesman who works at the **** ***** has not thought that through very well.
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    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Is lake proximity added trouble?

    The bigger risk is for yellow/mustard algae since that may be found in some lakes, especially if one swims in one and then the other carrying the algae with them in their swim suits. For green algae, it is ubiquitous and blowing in the wind almost everywhere.
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