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Thread: Algae, how long does it take to..............

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    Algae, how long does it take to..............

    ..........grow in the pool plumbing if you don't use the lines. Example, I have a sheer descent and 2 water Lion features that I do not use everyday, I guess no water will circulate in those pipes until I open them up. So, could I get by 2 or 3 days with out circulating water through them? I have probably gone weeks with out opening the valves and no Algae or CCs (knock on wood). Also, how about the vac suction line?. I have gone days without opening that line as well.
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    Algae won't grow in the lines because it needs sunlight. Bacteria and other critters can grow in there though. I'd want at least daily circulation for a little while on all lines.
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    Re: Algae, how long does it take to..............

    Quote Originally Posted by JCJR
    I have a sheer descent and 2 water Lion features
    Sorry for the change of subject JC, but I don't remember seeing your pool. Do you have pictures posted somewhere?
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    Re: Algae, how long does it take to..............

    Sorry for the change of subject JC, but I don't remember seeing your pool. Do you have pictures posted somewhere?[/quote]

    I don't have any pictures yet, only of my pool before my Mom's B-day party held at my house.

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    Sweet!
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    very nice!

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