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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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    06-25-2018 11:19 AM Go to last post
  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. 20 year pool owner - first real algae problem

    I have a roughly 35 year old gunite pool. I have been the owner for the last 20 years. I found PoolSolutions and the Pool Forum back in 1998 and I...

    Started by MarkP45‎, 07-12-2018 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-15-2018 08:46 PM Go to last post
  2. New Pool Owner with Algae

    Newbie Here! First off, let me say that these forums have been immensely helpful so far in starting to understand the basics of pool ownership and...

    Started by wgeronimo‎, 06-26-2018 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2018 02:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Lime green water in Illinois in-ground pool

    My pool water is lime green, it is a inground and is 26' x 36' approximately 20,000 pounds of water. My pool guys said is from algea that is...

    Started by Ronell‎, 06-16-2018 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-18-2018 04:28 PM Go to last post
  4. Why do I have algae, even though my chlorine levels are correct?

    Why is there alge growing in the pool when the chlorine levels are in the normal range?

    Started by Cattate21‎, 06-17-2018 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-17-2018 10:05 PM Go to last post
  5. HELP! My pool keeps turning more and more green

    Hello everyone! My husband and I bought our house 5 years ago and it came with a 24x54 above ground round pool. We always had an easy time keep...

    Started by sunnyd0111‎, 06-01-2018 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-01-2018 01:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Filter Pressure High

    I have an in-ground pool with a DE filter. I had a very green pool this year when we opened it. I shocked it and then started the pump. It has been...

    Started by Caitlin2980‎, 05-07-2018 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-07-2018 11:53 AM Go to last post
  7. Floating slime/ algae following treatment

    Our pool was not covered during the winter. It was green and we added yellow out, then 2 pounds of pool life turboshock. The next day, at the advice...

    Started by Jeannab1‎, 05-05-2018 08:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-05-2018 09:40 AM Go to last post
  8. Thanks for having me in PoolForum

    I have a 10,000 gallon fiberglass pool,with a cartridge filter. I live in lower Alabama and for most of the day my pool gets full sun. I'm having...

    Started by DonnaCarrie‎, 04-23-2018 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-03-2018 08:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Theoretical or Truly Green Hair on Pool Rx

    I am a new user to this forum, but have researched many notices, buyer notices and have read comments about copper leaving stains and the dreaded...

    Started by iconn‎, 04-26-2018 03:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-02-2018 10:31 PM Go to last post
  10. Persistent algae

    I have a very green and cloudy pool. I have been going to the pool store 3 times a week for about a month now and have spent far too much money on...

    Started by LSHerrera‎, 04-29-2018 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-02-2018 10:00 PM Go to last post
  11. opening my green pool...UGH

    this is the first season we are opening our pool with SWCG. After closing for the winter with the winter cover I was expecting better...we had a...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 04-09-2017 08:14 PM
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    04-25-2017 06:56 AM Go to last post
  12. green pool already, help on how to handle it

    Well the wonderful warm winter we have had has caused me to start having an algae bloom. I never checked the chemical levels over the winter as i...

    Started by pbotz2000‎, 02-28-2017 09:49 PM
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    03-01-2017 07:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Is it safe for Dogs to drink highly chlorinated wate (like when Shocking pool)?

    I have a thread hear about getting rid of black Algae - which requires that I shock the pool. I'm concerned about the safety of my dogs if they go...

    Started by CountryBumkin‎, 08-26-2016 09:38 AM
    dog drinking pool water, dogs, high chlorine levels
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    09-07-2016 03:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Do I need to Shock to get rid of Black Algae - or is brushing enough?

    My pool has black Algae. It's a 20,000 gallon in-ground SWG pool in central Fl. I didn't notice that the SWG stopped producing chlorine because the...

    Started by CountryBumkin‎, 08-25-2016 08:33 AM
    black algae
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    08-26-2016 12:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Mustard Algae? Or chemical stain?

    <<photos sent to poolforum acct.>> Last year I had a localized stain (about 6'x3') downstream of the outflow where I put most of my chemicals in. ...

    Started by Vtattebury‎, 07-16-2016 12:59 PM
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    chemical, chemical stain, mustard algae
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    07-29-2016 03:55 PM Go to last post
  16. Algae under vinyl pool steps

    I have been battling algae in my pool since I moved into my house. This pool had been neglected for many years and I'm still dealing with the...

    Started by zooba72‎, 05-18-2016 02:44 AM
    algae, vinyl
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    06-19-2016 01:41 AM Go to last post
  17. How can I tell if I have algae?

    I got my pool last year and, aside from having very hard well water, I didn't have any problems. I put polyquat in the water before closing the pool...

    Started by RaceAngel88‎, 06-07-2016 11:20 AM
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    06-17-2016 11:21 AM Go to last post
  18. Need a second set of eyes on my plan

    FIRST DAY: Opening the pool, water was more green than ever. I netted off the heaviest from the surface, and vacuumed the dirty bottom to waste. ...

    Started by Bosch232‎, 05-09-2016 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-14-2016 07:04 AM Go to last post
  19. Gunite and startup half empty green and brown alge

    I have a salt water gunite pool about 40k gallons. It is half empty already as we had to replace lights. So my question is it simpler to just...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 04-28-2016 10:59 PM
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    04-28-2016 10:59 PM Go to last post
  20. treating algae before closing up pool

    Hey folks, I have a question. I have a pool - first season. It's a 15x30 semi-inground. In the past, I've been successful treating algae with...

    Started by Kcas0772‎, 09-30-2015 10:17 AM
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    10-03-2015 12:00 AM Go to last post
  21. Ongoing fight with mustard algae

    I have been vacuuming to waste and every time I turn the pump back on it see what appears to be the dust of the algae coming back in thru the jets...

    Started by smoovie‎, 09-06-2015 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-06-2015 11:57 AM Go to last post
  22. Concrete pool - Black spots (Maybe Algae) ??? Need Help

    Post is edited. so I did a little more research and found out I do in fact have black algae. I live about 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, and...

    Started by Wraypau‎, 05-28-2015 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-24-2015 12:58 PM Go to last post
  23. Black algae, DE & sand filter, proper brush for old concrete

    Hello and thanks very much for this forum. I'm brand-new to the forum and pretty new to the care of the pool at my house...please bear w/my basic...

    Started by mauisal‎, 10-13-2014 05:52 PM
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    08-02-2015 05:02 PM Go to last post
  24. Pool had a lot of algae and now finally balanced and algae gone but

    The water near the steps.. about 3.5 feet is clear but the deep end of it.. 11ft portion still remains cloudy. I put an algaecide and that cleared...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 08-01-2015 11:34 PM
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  25. The green algae tint that will not go away

    In 17 years of opening this 20x40 vinyl pool (guessing around 30k gallons), I've never had as stubborn a problem with clearing the water as this...

    Started by Orion‎, 06-21-2015 08:58 PM
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    07-23-2015 04:58 PM Go to last post
  26. Adding Borax to Make your Pool Resistant to Algae

    ------------ IMPORTANT: BORAX WILL *NOT* ELIMINATE ALGAE ---------- ----------------------------- It just makes it easier to control....

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 08-06-2012 07:52 AM
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    06-17-2015 12:37 AM Go to last post
  27. Talking Success! Well, sort of

    Had a yucky pool--green with tadpoles and maybe a dead squirrel. Bought bags of dichlor to raise cya, and also using the BBB method. Got out as...

    Started by RobynUofA‎, 06-07-2015 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-08-2015 01:14 AM Go to last post
  28. I don't think I got the right stuff

    Hi, I've got the beginning of an algae problem. I'm working pretty constantly to keep it at bay, but the surface of the pool is generally going a...

    Started by SL Dan‎, 05-27-2015 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-05-2015 11:06 PM Go to last post
  29. CYA over 100 with yellow/mustard algae

    Hi, and thanks for the great forum. I've been reading for several weeks and finally decided to register and ask a question. I recently converted...

    Started by MikeM‎, 07-18-2013 10:44 AM
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    borates, hic2, mustard algae, phosphate remover, sticky, sticky-phosphate
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    06-02-2015 11:06 PM Go to last post
  30. white mold in hot tub

    We hadn't used our salt water hot tub by hot springs hot tub for over 2 months. Water had been replaced last time and balanced. Just went to use it...

    Started by wishIcould‎, 11-24-2014 08:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-19-2015 10:24 PM Go to last post

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