Although algae exists in many forms, the most common found in our swimming pools in this region is green algae (Chlorella).
• Low free chlorine level
• High pH
• High stabiliser (cyanuric acid) level
• Phosphate levels too high
The chlorine, which is normally an effective algicide may not have been maintained at recommended levels or not be acting as efficiently as it should This can happen if for instance the pH of the pool water is outside recommended parameters or the stabiliser (cyanuric acid) level is too high. Phosphates from various sources, if uncontrolled, can be a major nutrient source for algae growth.
The use of a test kit or test strips may help to establish the most likely cause.
What you may need:
Superfast Granules – to shock chlorinate the pool
Extra Strong Algicide – to help prevent a recurrence of algae
Rapid Clarifier – to clarify the pool water after killing the algae
Multi-Functional Algicide – 5 actions in one treatment
Granular Floc – clarifies pool water by total floc treatment
Phosphate Test Strips – easy to use test to determine levels of phosphate
Liquid Floc – clears very cloudy pool water
Phosphate Remover – could solve recurring algae problems
All chemical handling should be carried out within the guidelines laid out on the product label.
*Before adding any chemicals to your pool, ensure nobody is swimming & keep the circulation running to ensure adequate dispersion of the chemicals.*
We have put together a series of troubleshooting guides to help you identify any potential problems with the quality of your pool or spa water, and how to overcome them should they occur. Whether you buy your Chemicals from us or not, please feel free to use these guides as you please and print copies off to keep in your plant room for future reference.
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