Hairy alge? at waterline

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Hairy alge? at waterline

Postby TFolk » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:09

Have greenish-gray hairy growth on tile 1/2' above waterline in colored gunite pool. Only way to get rid of is brush, but back in two days. Don't know what it is and neither does local pool supply dealer.

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Postby Buggsw » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 12:43

Sounds like mold or mildew, to me.

I would use an acid based tile soap and scrub it. Rinse well. Then I would use a strong chlorine solution on it and let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

Make sure your caulking is in good shape and recaulk if necessary.

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