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    Help me with algae!!

    My name is Heather and I live in Paradise, TX. We have had a pool for at least 4 years and it seems like every year I struggle through with controlling the algae. I go to the pool store and spend money on algaecide, poor it in, and nothing happens most of the time. I just purchased a Tf100 test kit and I'm going to learn how to be in control of this. With some help I hope!

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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    Welcome to TFP! I feel sorry for your algae already.
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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    The little Paradise TX that is around Decatur, Boyd, Brideport etc...? Also, just found this website and am walking Mom (who also struggles with algae every year) through the SLAM process. We started Saturday and the water has turned the correct gray color and is slowly clearing up. You're pool will be sparkling clear in no time!!!
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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Welcome to TFP! I feel sorry for your algae already.
    LOL that is a good one! A chant goes up through the land!!! Watch out algae Heather has TFP now!!!! You do not stand a chance!!!!!
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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    Welcome! If you go to Settings you can find a link to edit your signature. Looking forward to hearing more about your pool and your dead algea!

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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    Yes! That's the Paradise. I can't wait for sparkling clean.

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    Re: Help me with algae!!

    Hey there Heather, I'm so glad you found the BEST SITE FOR POOL CARE ON THE INTERNET!!! Welcome!

    I would suggest you start by reading some Pool School articles--> ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - How to Chlorinate Your Pool
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    As you'll learn from reading, algaecide is NOT an algae killer. It is a preventative chemical only, so if you have algae already its just a waste of money. It actually is something we rarely ever recommend using.

    Your head may feel like its exploding from all the new information you're going to learn, but it all starts to make sense when you see it working.

    Just get that test kit, provide us with your test results and information about your pool and equipment and we'll walk you thru it all.

    Yippee
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