Black spots

renee_carnochan

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May 11, 2010
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I just vacuumed my pool and I have black spots ( looks like) in the corners of my deep end. I have tried brushing them and they do not seem to move. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. I have a inground vinyl pool.
 

zea3

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You can try rubbing them with puck and see if it fades any. What are your most recent test results?
 

chick3ndude

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Jul 21, 2010
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zea3 said:
You can try rubbing them with puck and see if it fades any. What are your most recent test results?
I currently have a problem with black spots (looks like black algae) and I can tell you that rubbing pucks over it will only makes it fade but it will return again. I tried everything including scrubbing with stainless steel brush, powder in a sock method, super chlorination, nothing works. Black algae is a nightmare.

I'm currently researching acid wash, perhaps this is the only way.
 

duraleigh

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I'm currently researching acid wash, perhaps this is the only way.
I don't believe so. I believe all forms of algae that occur in pools can be controlled and eliminated with proper chlorination. Some are simply more difficult than others.
 

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