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Postby RedHopeful » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:55 am

Have been maintaining our pool for 4 years now with relatively little issues but for some reason this season mustard algae has been a pain in my ass. Every time I think I've eradicated it, it seems to return the following week or so. Done the whole super-chlorination and have tried several algaecides but so far nothing has permanently kept it away. Anyone got a tried and proven technique?
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Re: Any knowledgable pool boys?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:09 am

I once saw a video starring a pool boy and this woman and....err, nevermind.
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Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:31 am

I'm not a pool boy, but I play one in a low-budget independent niche film.
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Postby thedude » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:40 pm

My neighbor used to have a pool boy, I think his ex-wife might still have the number...
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Re: Any knowledgable pool boys?

Postby markj11 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:42 pm

I've had similar problems this year. Used some kind of black muster chemical and some "drop it" or "sink it" type chemical and vacuumed to waste. I've used the drop it type stuff a couple more times and vacuumed to waste to make sure I got everything out.

My problem the first few times is that I never got it all vacuumed out.
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Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:08 pm

I have come to clean ze pool
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Re: Any knowledgable pool boys?

Postby Tavish » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:33 pm

Since you said you have super-chlorinated I'll assume its a chlorine pool. Have you done or had the local pool company do a real good test on the pool chemistry levels and made sure everything is balanced out? If it is balanced you need to make sure that you brush it all off of the sides then go really aggressive on the shock. Afterwards make sure you clean your vacuum / brushes /toys / whatever has been in the pool and exposed to the algae.
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Re: Any knowledgable pool boys?

Postby RedHopeful » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:12 am

Tavish wrote:Since you said you have super-chlorinated I'll assume its a chlorine pool. Have you done or had the local pool company do a real good test on the pool chemistry levels and made sure everything is balanced out? If it is balanced you need to make sure that you brush it all off of the sides then go really aggressive on the shock. Afterwards make sure you clean your vacuum / brushes /toys / whatever has been in the pool and exposed to the algae.

Yeah, the levels are all pretty good. Funny you mention about the brushing as I was given the same advice today. Didn't know this, but for pools with algae, you've gotta brush pretty much daily and run the filter 24 hours till the problem is resolved. This is especially true with somewhat older gunnite pools as algae loves to cling to the slightly porous surfaces. Also, was told that mustard algae can be resistant to super cholorination. Gotta get an algaecide in addition to jacking up the chlorine levels. Lastly, a PH on the lower side of normal (around 7.2) is supposedly better to prevent algae growth. Gonna give it all a try...
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