I CANNOT get rid of the algae completely

Jun 26, 2008
Split off from this topic. JasonLion

Hi, I am new to this site and am in the same situation as your are. We have had our pool for approx. 13 years, but last season and this have been a nightmare. I CANNOT get rid of the algae completely.

Our pool is 41' x 21' with a small deep end of 5.5 feet and oval in shape. The water is clear but algae immediately forms in the divets (the idiot who replaced the liner 3 years ago walked on it as the water was being added) on the bottom of the pool the day after I shock.

HELP! I have never used bleach, how do I calculate how much to add and how often?

Thanks, Busybabs57


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May 7, 2007
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Welcome to TFP!

A full set of water test results will help us answer your question. Good water testing is the key to resolving complex problems.

You can also start doing some reading at Pool School to get some background.