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    Default algae kill in cold water

    I had to leave home for an emergency and was gone 2 weeks and the pool didn't cross my mind. Well the bottom is covered with algae.
    Can I still super-chlorinate to kill it off, the water is about 50 deg. and fall is here.
    Darrell W. -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Man!,this water is cold!
    9,240 Gallon
    15'X 26'above ground
    Using BBB method of chemistry
    Hayward X-Stream 100sq ft cartridge filter
    Hayward 1hp Matrix pump
    Daytona Beach,FL.

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    Darrell, of course you can shock the heck out of it. The bleach will be a little more effective at the lower temp If the filter system has been winterized, you'll want to keep brushing the floor/ walls and the algae will just die and lay there. If the system is still up and running, shock, brush and either vac to waste or just vac. The colder water is going to aid in the process, the algae is slowed down and the chlorine is more efficient. Just be sure to shock to the recommended level and keep it there until the algae is dead.
    Luv & Luk, Ted

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