Algae - I guess

lbrownin

Well-known member
Jun 9, 2010
49
Pearl, MS
I have had a couple of stained areas on my liner, on the side slope in the deep end. I've brushed vigorously, with little effect; it's been there for several weeks. I was about to decide it was metal staining or something bleeding through from the back side. Anyhow, I brought the FC up to shock level, and after a couple of days, the stain is completely gone! I guess it was algae after all and the combination of brushing and chlorine finally killed it off. Still learning.
 

zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
10,968
Houston, Texas
We have had a few people experience that kind of stain/algae before. Not sure if it is truly algae or just an organic stain from something else but elevated FC almost always takes care of it.
 

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