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    need help with dead algea removal


    Hi all! New to this forum and i appriciate all the help and info that this site provides. Problem i have now is that I have just opened my 24 foot round above ground pool
    I had a algea infestation which i beleave to have killed. I now have all the ash looking remains in the water. I used recomended amount of floc and followed directions.
    backwashed fillter 2x , let everything settle. Started vac but everything gets shot back into pool. The pool and system are only into there 3rd year so sand and filter should be fine. How do I get this stuff out. thanks ahead for all the help!
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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    Re: need help with dead algea removal

    Welcome to TFP!

    Floc doesn't really work very well if you can't vacuum to waste. If you have a rotary multi-position valve, it should have a waste setting. Other wise you can't easily vacuum to waste and floc is not so useful.

    The pump and filter will take care of the algae, it can take a week or more and you need to remember to backwash the filter as needed.
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    Re: need help with dead algea removal

    Thanks for the help. Vacuuming the larger amounts off the bottom to waste sure saved alot of time and agravation. thanks again.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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