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Forum: Dealing with Algae & Slime

Green & slimey, mustard lined, pink in the pipes, black algae mats; Green Treat, Yellow OUT, Yellow Treat, copper algaecides, & more.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Algae . . . or something else? Recognizing & treating pool algae successfully.

    _____________________________________ Algae . . . or something else? Recognizing & treating pool algae successfully. this post . ] ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-24-2018 07:18 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Dealing with Algae

    ____________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Dealing with Algae Algae . . . or something else? Recognizing & treating pool algae...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-24-2018 05:18 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dealing with mustard algae

    Mustard algae tends to be very chlorine resistant, and tends to reoccur. Most algaecides are ineffective against it. There are several options, but...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-18-2014 09:29 AM
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  1. Exclamation Miss Suzie's Algae Problem

    Hi there, New to the forum here. I can be very patient. My pool has maintained it's cloudiness for two weeks now. I can wait another week or two. ...

    Started by Miss Suzie‎, 07-07-2012 09:34 PM
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    07-17-2012 03:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Post yellow algae

    having trouble yellow alg .wiil just using high does liq chorine kill it . allchemicals are in range

    Started by ronjorob‎, 06-22-2012 11:45 PM
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  3. constant cloudy/green water. I'm going crazy!

    We moved into a home this past November with a in-ground 30,000 gal fiberglass pool. We we moved in I could not tell you a single thing about pools....

    Started by kags711‎, 07-15-2012 10:45 AM
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    07-15-2012 03:11 PM Go to last post
  4. Smile I have a few questions...

    We had a late spring. I'm just now opening my pool. I have a 24' above ground pool. I've had it 8 years. Since it's late in the season, we have...

    Started by ilovetarts‎, 07-12-2012 09:31 PM
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    07-13-2012 06:02 PM Go to last post
  5. Green pool still..after adding lots of shock

    We did not cover our 28' above ground pool last Winter. (I KNOW BIG BOO BOO) Needless to say it was filthy, leaves, green beyond belief. WE...

    Started by mom41‎, 07-12-2012 07:46 AM
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    07-12-2012 05:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Water is clear, with greenish hue but HAVING PROBLEMS! help please!

    Hello all, would love some help as I am VERY frustrated at this point. Pool is one year old and starting this spring have had a lot of trouble...

    Started by Mrtallpaul‎, 07-06-2012 05:19 PM
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    07-11-2012 09:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Just chlorinating is NOT working.

    I have been dealing with green cloudy water for weeks now. In the past four days alone I have dumped twelve gallons of 6% bleach and five pounds of...

    Started by justlane4‎, 06-30-2012 11:24 AM
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    07-11-2012 05:33 PM Go to last post
  8. Cloudy water with pale green hue

    Hi, everyone. New to the forum, so I apologize for any amateur questions. I opened our AG 18 round, 52 inch deep pool last month. I've been...

    Started by NorthEast‎, 07-08-2012 10:43 AM
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    07-11-2012 05:06 PM Go to last post
  9. Phosphates

    Would appreciate any viewpoints/suggestions re phosphate levels in pools. Some say I should be very worried about the level (mine looks to be...

    Started by DJG36‎, 07-09-2012 04:42 PM
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    07-10-2012 11:29 PM Go to last post
  10. High temps and algae??

    A quick question?? The temps here have been in the 100's for days... Do you need to use more algicides other than your maintenance dosage to prevent...

    Started by rmgirl‎, 07-07-2012 06:56 PM
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    07-09-2012 11:18 AM Go to last post
  11. Exclamation Pool green 15,000 gallons

    As a newbie with no kit and having and battling a pool for two years I have decided to fight back. I have well water with metals. I have a 15000...

    Started by biggun‎, 06-22-2012 01:06 AM
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    07-09-2012 09:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Algae????

    I have a problem with my pool water, the bottom of the pool started getting some green streaks so I vaccumed the pool yesterday got the bottom of the...

    Started by msb1766‎, 07-08-2012 05:59 PM
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    07-08-2012 06:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Phosphates

    What should I do for high (>1000 ppm) phosphate levels ? Are the test strips accurate enough ? The pool dealer tests my tap water at 300-800 ppm....

    Started by rivers‎, 07-04-2012 12:25 PM
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    07-08-2012 12:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Removing Dead Algae

    Hi, All.. We discovered The Pool Forum years ago and have been grateful to have this great source of reference for maintaining our pool. Happy to...

    Started by steews4‎, 07-07-2012 02:58 PM
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    07-07-2012 05:39 PM Go to last post
  15. algae problems

    I been fighting with algae for a few weeks now and it just keeps getting worse. free chlorine 7.3ppm I been fighting with algae for a few weeks...

    Started by kchamp‎, 07-01-2012 08:32 AM
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    07-06-2012 03:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Dusty Bottom/Cloudy Water Issues

    I have a 15x30 AG pool that was installed last year. About 11000 gallons. It has a Heyward pump and sand filter with multiport valve - it can vacuum...

    Started by MattTexas‎, 06-10-2012 06:04 PM
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  17. Unhappy Tough Algae even with high chlorine

    Hello, I have an IG 24,000 gallon vinyl pool with Hayward's sand filter and a 1 1/2 hp pump. Two weeks after a massive thunder storm I had...

    Started by Rvjames‎, 07-02-2012 11:30 AM
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  18. getting started with BBB

    Getting a late start. trying to open the pool and cannot get rid of green dark algae. Total hardness 250 total chlorine 3ppm Free chlorine...

    Started by Timsh‎, 07-01-2012 10:28 AM
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    07-01-2012 07:53 PM Go to last post
  19. help green algae

    I have been trying to get green algae to clear up for some time. Tried just about everything. Free chlorine is 7.3ppm total chlorine 7.3ppm ...

    Started by kchamp‎, 06-30-2012 07:14 PM
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  20. Unhappy Green again?

    I've done this to myself 4 times in 2 years. Let chlorine get to low again. I normally keep the pool cover on to slow down evaporation, but I was...

    Started by slowsupra‎, 06-30-2012 12:12 PM
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  21. Problem with mustard algae

    Hi and thanks for any info....I'm still waiting to hear from Ben about my subscription account so I guess i can't post this question in any other...

    Started by NREAGAN‎, 06-26-2012 08:05 PM
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  22. Never Ending War on Algae

    A problem every year, but this year it's brutal. Strictly BBB treatment and I make progress, but a green haze stays in the deep end and the typical...

    Started by Blueshell‎, 06-22-2012 10:12 AM
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    06-29-2012 02:00 PM Go to last post
  23. Green water problem.

    I’ve got a 22’ x 51” Intex Ultra Frame pool filled by the local VFD with about 10,250 gallons of “questionable on source” water. I have no clue...

    Started by Suz1943‎, 06-28-2012 06:51 AM
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  24. Question Changing Sand

    I have a vinyl inground pool that holds 28,000 gallons. This is our 4th year and Im having a awful time keeping it from having a green tint in the...

    Started by Cindy32tn‎, 06-25-2012 09:10 PM
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    06-27-2012 08:14 PM Go to last post
  25. pink algae and other problems

    So I have a inground vinyl liner pool that is 35,000 gallons with some problems. I apparently don't know what I am doing. I have a rather large...

    Started by matthew64‎, 05-31-2012 08:56 PM
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  26. Exclamation Anxious New Member fight algae

    Trying to read about how to get my pool clean again after fighting it for 3 years. I'm sick of seeing green! Please complete my registration so I...

    Started by kcoussou‎, 06-25-2012 09:51 PM
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    06-27-2012 09:42 AM Go to last post
  27. Black Algea

    I have the beginning of a Black Algae (although it really looks green) problem. It grows in a couple rough areas on the steps and around the skimmer....

    Started by Phillbo‎, 06-18-2012 12:05 PM
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    06-26-2012 11:03 PM Go to last post
  28. How to add or adjust chemical levels

    After reviewing a few posts I can see what my levels should be and how to adjust them. My question is, is there an order to how things need adjusted?...

    Started by justlane4‎, 06-26-2012 12:54 PM
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    06-26-2012 10:21 PM Go to last post
  29. Cool Fastest way to clean the water up?

    Algae got me and now that I have my levels back in check I can't clear the water. I have a 20,000 gal. IG Pool sand filter 1.5 hayward pump. Thanks...

    Started by CorkScrewDave‎, 06-24-2012 12:45 PM
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    06-26-2012 04:59 PM Go to last post
  30. Constant Battle

    I have never had this problem before and am getting frustrated! It has been pretty hot here and no rain at all this summer. I test the water every...

    Started by LisaM‎, 06-26-2012 09:41 AM
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    06-26-2012 04:48 PM Go to last post

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