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Thread: algae out of the pool

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    Jul 2009

    algae out of the pool

    i have a swampy mess, and i'm working through it (12% bleach, brush and eventually vacuum once the water clears up more) - pool store recommended mustard algaecide, based on my simple response "yes" to the question "is your pool green?" I didn't buy it, since I've never added algaecide after opening and just relied on bleach.
    but, my question is about all the algae that i'm getting out of the pool. I'm running my pool robot, just to try to get some extra help removing the algae, but I'm curious about algae that ends up on my pool deck (stamped cement) and the algae that I wash off the vacuum into the grass.. do I need to be concerned with that stuff, or will it just die off once it's dried?

    25,000 gallon gunite pool with waterfall (built 2000 - owner as of 2009), Hayward Super Pump 2HP SP2615X20, Aerotemp / Aquacal heat pump AT12000-A, Hayward DE4800 Filter, Intellichlor IC40, Hydro-King T104P201 Timer, Meyco pool cover.
    Located in Massachusetts.

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: algae out of the pool

    There is algae everywhere, constantly entering your pool. When you get what's already in there killed and maintain sufficient chlorine, it won't be able to get started in the pool again.
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    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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