Controlling Green Algae

shaposhalex

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Dec 27, 2020
12
Sugar Land, TX
Thank you folks...not concerned with my phosphates but am concerned now with the pump that stopped working. There is always something :) Now trying to replace capacitor and see if it helps.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
If your pump is off-line and you need to protect against algae, just use a long handled brush to mix liquid chlorine in. And your robot, and maybe a sump pump.....you want to keep the FC normal and use anything you can to move that water around.

You'll lose filtration sparkle but you shouldn't get algae. 🤞

Maddie 🖖
 
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shaposhalex

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Dec 27, 2020
12
Sugar Land, TX
Maddie, as always appreciate it, I replaced capacitor and the pump is back online. Was offline for two days that were not too sunny. Today is very hot and sunny, so glad it is all back working normally and the pool is sparkling blue with plenty of FC. !

I have inherited a pretty decent (newer) Polaris 280 but for the past 6 months have been trying to figure out why it is moving slow, but cant figure it out. Replaced almost everything in that Polaris and it is still moving slow. I know the pressure coming from the booster pump is significant and my pressure reducing valve is releasing a strong stream on a closed knot (note, I did not put the blue disk in the wall, since Polaris has been moving slow without a disk, and not moving with the disk in).

Meanwhile I purchased one of a cheap (generic) suction cleaner, and that has worked wonders for me. Seems like pressure vacuum Polaris 280 booster operated is overpriced and overvalued and a simple suction cleaner is a much better gadget for the pool. Is it just me (lack of knowledge of how to use it or make it work), or is there a fair consensus on the topic here?
 

Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
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Knoxville, TN
Pool Size
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Plaster
Chlorine
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CircuPool RJ-60
Maddie, as always appreciate it, I replaced capacitor and the pump is back online. Was offline for two days that were not too sunny. Today is very hot and sunny, so glad it is all back working normally and the pool is sparkling blue with plenty of FC. !

I have inherited a pretty decent (newer) Polaris 280 but for the past 6 months have been trying to figure out why it is moving slow, but cant figure it out. Replaced almost everything in that Polaris and it is still moving slow. I know the pressure coming from the booster pump is significant and my pressure reducing valve is releasing a strong stream on a closed knot (note, I did not put the blue disk in the wall, since Polaris has been moving slow without a disk, and not moving with the disk in).

Meanwhile I purchased one of a cheap (generic) suction cleaner, and that has worked wonders for me. Seems like pressure vacuum Polaris 280 booster operated is overpriced and overvalued and a simple suction cleaner is a much better gadget for the pool. Is it just me (lack of knowledge of how to use it or make it work), or is there a fair consensus on the topic here?
The pressure cleaners kinda stink for what they cost and how not very well they work. Robots are light years ahead.