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


Postby DLCOLBORN » Fri 25 May, 2007 11:38

I've been an inground pool owner for 10 years....I've experienced green algae before but nothing like this spring.

We had 6 straight weeks of heavy rainfall, and before I knew it my pool was totally green, but this algae was very, very thick.

In the past, algaecide has worked but not this time....I shocked and vacumed, etc. and nothing.

Then I talked to a pool pro of 35 years....he had me buy 2 bottles of flocculant. Flocculant breaks down algae and clumps it together.

He had me make sure my Ph was around 7.2....If your Ph is too high, just add some muriatic acid.

Anyway, I dumped both bottles of flocculant and then turned the pump to "recirculate"....this will make sure the product is spread all around.

He had me turn of the "recirculate" after 30 min....turn pump off for the evening.

Within minutes, the algae was breaking up and floating to the top of the pool.

The next morning, the water was pretty clear and I could see all the algae broken up and on the bottom of the pool.

He had me vacum "to WASTE" I was vacuming I could see the pool totally clear up. BE SURE TO HAVE A WATER HOSE RUNNING INTO THE POOL AS VACUM TO WASTE PULLS TONS OF WATER.

Long story short, within less that 48 hours (about 36) my pool was totally clear! I shocked good and my family is swimming.

As I said earlier, I've certainly had algae before but nothing as thick and as green as this.....hope this helps someone.

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Postby Daniel mc Daid » Mon 28 May, 2007 09:21

Hello there can you tell me what type of floc you used and how much and has it stoped algie from reappearing.
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Postby DLCOL BORN » Mon 28 May, 2007 12:07

Yes, I used BioGuard's "PowerFloc" says pool enhancer, but flocculant breaks algae up where it can be vacumed...I bought 2 bottles at $15.99 each....and dumped them BOTH in the sure to "recirculate" the water....(it won't go through the sand).

I'm in Texas and we have many locations of Lew Akin's Ocean Quest Pools and he sells it....they also sell a heck of an algaecide "Killer" called "Banish".....but my pool pro said, "Banish will kill the algae in one week.....the PowerFloc in 48 doesn't kill it but gets it to a state where you can literally vacum it up

It worked for me and my algae was thick like soup and very slimy and thick!

My pool is still clear and we've had rain and flooding daily for 10 days. Once I got all the algae vacumed up we swam in pristine it's been raining hard so I've been putting in 20 oz of Clorox bleach every other day....I use "recirculate" for about an hour so it is thoroughly mixed up in the pool, and then turn the pump off.....the bleach will keep the algae from coming back in all this rain!

Hope you can find it....I know if it worked for my situation it will work for anybody.
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Postby Michael Silvester » Tue 19 Jun, 2007 02:08

Great Tip Mate,

Don't tell too many people as you'll put
some pool service technicians out of work :wink:

I might add that you shouldn't vacuum until
the floc has completely cleared the water, because
if you vac too early you will have to do it again
because there is still some particles sinking.

I've actually been using this technique for years
and my record is 8 hours. From swamp to oasis!

Take Care,

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