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    algea in my air filter pump?

    Hi I noticed this today in my 2 blower air pumps for my spa.

    Spa water & Spa water pump is clear and doesnt look like this

    How do I get rid of this green stuff?? It wasnt there a few days ago...
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    23000 litre salt chlorinated pool, fibreglass in ground with 1500litre spa

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    Re: algea in my air filter pump?

    You have to expose it to Free Chorine.

    If these pumps don't see freshly Chlorinated water often enough, you'll have this result. If these were mine, and I wasn't using them I would remove the baskets, and soak them in bleach water, replace them, and keep these pumps covered with something, and run them more often. I would only isolate this area for treatment if I was certain this was due to lack of pump use.

    If you are running them with any frequency at all, you should follow a SLAM procedure on your pool and make sure you are keeping proper levels of Free Chlorine in it at all times. It is quite likely that you have Algae ready to bloom elsewhere in the pool. Algae does not grow where there is adequate Free Chlorine, so I would make certain this base was covered.

    Do you have a proper test kit, and have you had a chance to study Pool School here? Understanding the ABCs, and getting a good handle on the other areas is esssential, and there is always someone here to help with questions if they arise.
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    Re: algea in my air filter pump?

    mate

    Your a champion, thanks for your advice and support

    Cheers
    23000 litre salt chlorinated pool, fibreglass in ground with 1500litre spa

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    Re: algea in my air filter pump?

    How long would u suggest i bleach them for, sitting in bleach water now.
    Just a few hrs, a day. I guess I then just hose them off....
    Cheers
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    Re: algea in my air filter pump?

    Until it's gone mate, and yep wash of the dead stuff then pop them back in. Make sure on the other stuff I mentioned with the FC maintenance overall.
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