How to remove Algae in pool

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How to remove Algae in pool

Postby JamesForth » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 06:16

I started trying to kill the algae in my pool. I bought new cartridges for my filter, pressure washed those cartridges and I still can't see the bottom of my pool or hot tub. I can now see the 2nd step in the pool and the seat in the hot tub. I don't know what else to do.


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Re: How to remove Algae in pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 08:40

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Re: How to remove Algae in pool

Postby Ella Rollins » Wed 03 Aug, 2016 06:39

Use pool shock to remove algae..
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Re: How to remove Algae in pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Wed 03 Aug, 2016 07:04

Don't guess what to do Slam the pool as in my previous post
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Re: How to remove Algae in pool

Postby paulbest » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 21:03

The main reason why algae grows in your pool is because it hasn’t be treated with a sanitizing chemical, like chlorine, or hasn’t been treated enough. Also, when your pool is lacking sanitation, and the water is stagnate, you’re gonna get algae. That’s why it’s important to keep the pool water moving with your filter and pump. It’s hard for algae to grow when the water is moving.

how to get rid of algae?

1. validate that the pool filter is clean and running properly
2. test the water to make sure the pH level is between 7.2 and 7.6 and adjust as required.
3.add an algaecide following the label directions and permit it to work 24 hours or over night.
4. the next day, brush and vacuum the pool surfaces. as needed, backwash or clean the filter to remove the collected algae and debris.
5. for heavy growth, perform a second algaecide treatment
6. As needed, retest the water for pH and total alkalinity. Black algae grows on pool walls and floors as a thick mat that quickly can ruin pool water. Mustard algae appears as yellow or orange spots, typically found on shaded walls and floors. It can be brushed off easily but will likely return if not treated properly. Mustard algae can be resistant to chlorine and some compounds in regular algaecides, so a special algaecide is required to eliminate it.

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