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    Just found Algae in our Pool

    Guys,

    We just came back from vacation and we believe our pool has mustard algae. We have done the first step recomended and we started runing our pump 24/7.

    Currently we have a set of storms comming in and we will not be able to treat the poool in detail until saturday. We currently have enough bleach to do a shock treatmeant.

    We were wondering if we shock tonight and start the treatment Jason recomends on Saturday will we be waisting our bleach,

    Thanks,

    Susie..
    17x40 PebbleTec IG ~23,000 gals
    (1hp Pentair) & (Pentair Tagelus 30" sand filter)
    (1hp Pentair) Vanishing edge [No Filter & The basin acts like a big skimmer-GROSS]
    (3hp Pentair) 12' limestone waterfall /w pond [so much for a SWC]
    (3hp Pentair) 22' SlideScapes slide
    Coverstar power cover Levolar auto-fill (currently on the fritz)
    Pentair MasterTemp 300 natural gas heater
    Frog XL Pro [not using, now on BBB]
    EasyTouch [PB bid out an IntelliTouch but that is another story]

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    Re: Just found Algae in our Pool

    I'd at least get it in there....even if it could be considered a waste if you can't keep the level up till saturday. Some is better than none.

    Do you have any water test numbers you can share?

    BTW, where is Chatham?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Just found Algae in our Pool

    Thanks for your advise.

    Chatham is in Illinois near Springfield.

    Our numbers are:
    FC=0
    Total Chlorine= 0
    pH 7.2
    Alkalinity = 90
    CYA = 50

    Thanks....

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I'd at least get it in there....even if it could be considered a waste if you can't keep the level up till saturday. Some is better than none.

    Do you have any water test numbers you can share?

    BTW, where is Chatham?
    17x40 PebbleTec IG ~23,000 gals
    (1hp Pentair) & (Pentair Tagelus 30" sand filter)
    (1hp Pentair) Vanishing edge [No Filter & The basin acts like a big skimmer-GROSS]
    (3hp Pentair) 12' limestone waterfall /w pond [so much for a SWC]
    (3hp Pentair) 22' SlideScapes slide
    Coverstar power cover Levolar auto-fill (currently on the fritz)
    Pentair MasterTemp 300 natural gas heater
    Frog XL Pro [not using, now on BBB]
    EasyTouch [PB bid out an IntelliTouch but that is another story]

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    Re: Just found Algae in our Pool

    Yes, get the chlorine in there....with Zero chlorine you will get a big mess if you wait 2 days....

    Springfield....The vacation home of Rod Blago....

    We're just outside Chicago. Howdy Neighbor!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Just found Algae in our Pool

    Thanks so much we will say hi to Rod at the lake this weekend ...

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Yes, get the chlorine in there....with Zero chlorine you will get a big mess if you wait 2 days....

    Springfield....The vacation home of Rod Blago....

    We're just outside Chicago. Howdy Neighbor!
    17x40 PebbleTec IG ~23,000 gals
    (1hp Pentair) & (Pentair Tagelus 30" sand filter)
    (1hp Pentair) Vanishing edge [No Filter & The basin acts like a big skimmer-GROSS]
    (3hp Pentair) 12' limestone waterfall /w pond [so much for a SWC]
    (3hp Pentair) 22' SlideScapes slide
    Coverstar power cover Levolar auto-fill (currently on the fritz)
    Pentair MasterTemp 300 natural gas heater
    Frog XL Pro [not using, now on BBB]
    EasyTouch [PB bid out an IntelliTouch but that is another story]

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