Algae Growth

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
Doug

Algae Growth

Postby Doug » Wed 11 May, 2005 11:27

I have heard that algae will not grow in the pool without sunlight. Is this true? So if I leave my winter cover (Black vinyl) on, I should not have algae growth until I am ready to open it?

Any help would be appreciated.


John B.

Postby John B. » Sat 18 Jun, 2005 10:58

Don't trust a single method. When you close, be sure all the chemicals are balanced, the pH is right and add a "winter" algicide. If you have a mesh type cover, another addition of algicide about half way through the winter is advisable. I hope that works for you.
Guest

Postby Guest » Sat 18 Jun, 2005 16:33

That sounds like a great idea. We have had so much trouble with algae this year due to the cover no doing its job! We use the Carribean Clear system and once we get rid of this damn algae :x the water will be crystal clear the rest of the summer. :wink:
TAMMIE J

Postby TAMMIE J » Fri 15 Jul, 2005 13:28

WE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND WERE TOLD TO BALANCE PH AND ALK AND SHOCK AFTER THE DANGER OF WATER GETTING ABOVE 68 F (IN TN WE DO THIS MID NOV) AND RE-OPEN BEFORE THE WATER REACHES 68 F
WE HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM SINCE! :D

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