Getting Rid of Algae

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

Getting Rid of Algae

Postby Jack Sparrow » Mon 30 Jul, 2007 11:43

Can I rid my pool of algae using chlorine only? Or is an algaecide necessary? The pool stores always want to sell you much more than you really need.

Thanks,
Joe


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Postby Daniel mc Daid » Mon 30 Jul, 2007 11:46

YOu will prob need to get a good algicide a shock dose of chlorine will help as well but it never really gets rid of it on its own
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Re: Getting Rid of Algae

Postby Backglass » Mon 30 Jul, 2007 13:51

Jack Sparrow wrote:Can I rid my pool of algae using chlorine only? Or is an algaecide necessary? The pool stores always want to sell you much more than you really need.

Thanks,
Joe


Yes...chlorine kills algae. Algaecide is a preventative.

Algaecide is a good safety net for those times you forget and your chlorine drop to zero, but it is not necessary in a properly chlorinated & balanced pool.
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