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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    We’re experiencing very similar things. Yes, the floor deposits occur in generally the same areas every day. And nothing at all on the walls, entirely the floor. Plus, no slickness in those floor spots whatsoever.
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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    I performed the OCLT and it appears the pool lost, at most, 1.0 of FC. So right on the borderline. And still some of the greenish-yellowish “dust” on the bottom. Water is totally clear though. So perplexing!
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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    Fantastic! I've been concerned since I started with TFP 5 years ago that I'd have people swimming in a toxic chlorine soup!
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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    Got it. But just so I totally understand, in your example (FC = 9, CYA = 60) that's not SLAM level. If I amp up my pool to, say, an FC of 18, while the CYA is 40, people can go in? The CYA/FC chart says SLAM level would be 16 with a CYA of 40.
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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    Thanks for the reply! I'll do a formal OCLT, although I test daily, and, informally, it doesn't seem like I'm losing any FC overnight. As to the SLAM... is it really safe to have swimmers in the pool if the FC level is 16+? I've assumed that was dangerous, and needed to get the FC level...
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    Algae? Pollen? Or am I taking crazy pills?

    I have been diligent about keeping my FC levels in the appropriate range all summer. CYA is 40, and I haven't let FC dip any lower than 5 since May. Typically it has been in the 7-10 range. In the past few days I've seen what looks like "algae" in small clusters at the bottom of my pool (4...
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    Hayward XStream above ground filter top leaking...

    I have a 6 year old Hayward XStream cartridge system for an above ground po. Today after cleaning the cartridge I can’t get the top to seal and water is leaking from the unit around the rim where it threads together. Starting last summer I wasn’t able to screw the top on all the way until it...
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    Pool cover is wayyyyy underwater. Pumping possible or lost cause?

    Thanks. I suppose that'd still put the swampy cover-top water in the pool, but at least it'll be easier to get the cover off this weekend!
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    Pool cover is wayyyyy underwater. Pumping possible or lost cause?

    Both great ideas. I'll give 'em a shot!
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    Pool cover is wayyyyy underwater. Pumping possible or lost cause?

    How much water can one expect to pump off a cover when it's wayyyyyyy underwater?! I bought a new pool cover last fall for my 21' circular above ground pool, and it stinks. My previous one didn't allow much transference, but this one has been a sieve. Add to that my air pillow popped...
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    Possible to have a tiny bit of algae?

    Thanks folks. I'm going away for a long weekend on Friday so I may just breakdown and SLAM when I return. It'll probably be worse then anyway since I won't be able to brush for 3 days. A question though.... Should I be concerned about high FC levels for my liner? My pool is only 3 years old...
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    Possible to have a tiny bit of algae?

    I'm not familiar with a skimmer sock so I'll read up on it and maybe try that. My neighbor, who's pool is very similar to mine and is located all of 30 yards from mine, told me recently that he's had recurring mustard algae for 2 season running. So perhaps that's it. My liner is blue, and I...
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    Possible to have a tiny bit of algae?

    Well, this has just become a persistent problem I can't seem to solve. On Saturday I took the advice here and hand-vacuumed every inch of the pool floor that had a little faint green/dirt/debris on it. I spent an hour going step by step sucking up everything. Sunday morning it was faint...
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    Possible to have a tiny bit of algae?

    Yep, that's what happens. I brush it and it turns into a little cloud. But at various times over the past few days there is either more or less of it. So I figured if there was more at times it must be alive and growing. I can try to vacuum it up but what tends to happen is when I get in the...
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    Possible to have a tiny bit of algae?

    Thanks Chief! I hadn't really considered that the algae I've been seeing is dead. It's still been faintly green so I assumed it's alive. And PAGirl, I've been angling my return down to churn the bottom as much as possible. The algae's only been on the floor so I'm sure circulation has...