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How much to reduce our rent for each day our pool's green?
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teapot



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides the CYA levels causing issues, often it's phosphates, these can be from all sorts of sources, people, hair products, washing detergent on costumes, birds etc. Keeping this level low removes the food for algae.
The finer the filtration, the more you remove from the water so less treatment required.
Just pointers towards easier management.
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SPJ



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Teapot. I'll pass on the info.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teapot wrote:

Your water must be nutrient rich in algae terms. Worth checking phosphate levels and whether the filtration is good enough, maybe add some seaKlear or jolly gel.

I think that might be our problem too Teapot, levels of chlorine, CYA, pH etc all good but we're still getting patches of algae on a weekly basis. Constantly having to sling a couple of litres of liquid chlorine in to clear it. Should we get sealer or jolly gel? Why would a pool become nutrient rich? Ours was emptied and refilled a month ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give the algae patches a good brushing before treating the water as some algae type form a crust on their surface which can stop the chemicals reaching the parts you need to kill.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LotBoy47 wrote:
Give the algae patches a good brushing before treating the water as some algae type form a crust on their surface which can stop the chemicals reaching the parts you need to kill.
Yep, gets brushed every time. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LotBoy47 wrote:
Give the algae patches a good brushing before treating the water as some algae type form a crust on their surface which can stop the chemicals reaching the parts you need to kill.
Yep, gets brushed every time. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Groundhog Day? Must be the heat. Cool
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