Pool with oxzonator

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

Postby lizziemad » Mon 28 Jul, 2008 07:10

We just moved to a new house with a pool which was filled with dark green slime and leaves. We drained the pool, cleaned it out and filled it. We added some powdered chlorine to start but then switched to the ozonator after a few days. The pool is now totally green. What should we do? Pool guys not very helpful!


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Postby muss08 » Mon 28 Jul, 2008 10:23

Even with an ozonator you still need to use chlorine. Ozone simply allows you to use less chlorine. You need to brush and shock the pool to kill all the algae. You can continue to use the ozone but you need some chlorine in the pool to prevent more algae breakouts.
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Postby lizziemad » Wed 30 Jul, 2008 09:13

Thanks, I did shock the pool and use an algaecide. It looks good now and will continue to use chlorine as well as the ozonator. What about bromine? I read that it could be used instead of chlorine when you have an ozonator?
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Postby muss08 » Thu 31 Jul, 2008 22:52

Yeah it is fine to use bromine. Bromine is just much more expensive but is not as irritating. If you are switching to bromine make sure there is no chlorine in the pool before making the switch. Just test your levels until your chlorine reaches 0.
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