Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Algae Testing

  1. Back To Top    #1
    mepcards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015

    Algae Testing

    Has anyone come up with a good idea to try and suck up some possible algae to test, with out getting in the water? Water too cold, and stairs are still out until pool opens...Trying to think of a good sucking apparatus you can lean over that will reach spots...
    24x16 doughboy Summerville..22" Waterway "sand" 1.5 HP 2sp motor..Misty Falls liner, and wedding cake stairs..

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    May 2011
    lebanon tn

    Re: Algae Testing

    The overnight chlorine loss test tells you if you have algae or other organic crud. Doesn't matter what it is it must go and chlorine SLAM is the answer
    24ft x 52in AGP 18000 gal
    sand filter, 200#,1.5 hp single speed pump
    Wood deck (still in progress...)

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Algae Testing

    A piece of pvc you can suck some up with??? ewwwww but................

    I do agree with madwil though.........If you even think it is algae do the OCLT as seen here:

    Pool School - Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT)

    BUT I have seen pools with algae pass the test so.......maybe you do need to suck up some yuck!!

    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Algae Testing

    You don't even have to suck on the pipe.... .Just put the pipe in while your thumb is covering the side by your hand. Then let your thumb up and the water will displace the air in the tube and then you carry it out to your container by putting your thumb over the water filled tube again as you lift it out of the pool.

    Just like playing with a soda straw at the drive in theater......remember those days, Kim? I sure do...... <sigh>

    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Skippy's Pool Cooler --> Skippy's New Fountain Our Build --> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts