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Thread: Pebbletec and algae growth

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    Pebbletec and algae growth

    Parents pool got a new Pebbletec resurfacing last year, but have taken over the care/maintenance just this summer.

    Does algae have a harder time adhering to a rough uneven gravel surface? Therefore making the pool easier to clean and maintain? Common sense would think so.

    I was told that algae growth is easier on traditional flat plaster surfaces since it grows more uniformly with a better grip... making it stronger by forming layers/sheets if left unattended to.
    22,000 gal in-ground, 3-8ft
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    It would be just the opposite. Algae growth is more likely to occur in rough textures because it's harder to keep clean.

    As long as you keep your chemicals in check, you should'nt have to worry, either way.
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    Re: Pebbletec and algae growth

    Quote Originally Posted by rimshaker
    Parents pool got a new Pebbletec resurfacing last year, but have taken over the care/maintenance just this summer.

    Does algae have a harder time adhering to a rough uneven gravel surface? Therefore making the pool easier to clean and maintain? Common sense would think so.

    I was told that algae growth is easier on traditional flat plaster surfaces since it grows more uniformly with a better grip... making it stronger by forming layers/sheets if left unattended to.

    Hi,

    Its easier for algae to stick to rough
    surfaces as there is better grip for them!

    Just remember to keep your chems in the
    right ranges and use a good algaecide as
    a good insurance policy.

    Not all algae actually sticks to the walls.

    Hope this helps!

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester

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