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What can be done for foaming water after ading algaecideWhy would pool water be sudsy after adding algaecide?
Sometimes you added to much Most times it has to do with existing water conditions. Minerals,hardness, existing organic mattter. It is not always the brand of algecide. Add a defoamer. The cheaper algaecides are quaternary ammonias, also known as "linear quats". They are commonly found in large, diluted gallon jugs, and also smaller concentrated quart sizes. Most stores like Walmart and Kmart carry them because they are the cheapest. Linear quats will foam - it's normal. In fact, if you don't notice any foaming at all, you probably don't have enough to kill algae. Linear quats don't actually kill algae (only chlorine does that). They work by stripping the cell walls of the algae, which allows the chlorine to kill. Look at the long chemical name on the bottle of algaecide, it will begin with the word "Alkyl". That's a linear quat. The more expensive (and better) algaecide is known as polyquat. It is commonly sold as "Algaecide 60", or some similar name. Often times, the big stores don't carry this type because it's more expensive. Best place is to order it from Leslie's Pool or In The Swim online. Polyquats do not foam and have no side effects at all. They also are highly viscous and act as somewhat of a clarifier as well. Polyquats work similar to Linear Quats in that they disrupt the cell function/walls of algae and allow chlorine to kill it. The Polyquat 60 is the algaecide that I recommend. Even though you didn't ask...the other highly effective algaecide is Copper. Algae cannot grow with even a relatively small amount of residual copper in the pool. Be careful if you decide to use it, however. Copper can (and will) stain concrete pools. That's not really a concern on vinyl liner pools. And have you ever heard the old saying "chlorine will turn blonde hair green"? Well, chlorine does not affect hair color. Copper does. If you have enough copper in the pool to be an effective algaecide, you probably have enough to turn blonde hair green. So yes...it is very effective....but it also has some side effects. Overall....Polyquat is a bit more expensive, but it has no side effects. Go with that one.
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Think of your pool as a large pot you are preparing a meal. If you taste your meal and it is to salty you add fresh water or more of other unsalted ingredients to dilute. Salt… pools are a common since thing. The only answer is something or someone is diluting the salt concentration in the water. Backwashing, leaks in shell needs water added back, meaning dilution. A small leak in the plumbing system the size of a pin head running an average 8-10 hrs a day can yield around a 2 to 3 water loss in that time. Water chemistry unbalanced is also a factor in salt pools. And most of all remember that these salt/chlorine generators are not of GOD. They are made by man. They could be malfunctioning and need to be re-calibrated or replaced.
Chlorine is generally added to swimming pools and other water attractions in order to keep the water clean. Doses of chlorine typically come in small tablets.
This usually occurs if your water has a high mineral content; the chlorine reacts with the minerals (ie well water) and changes color. You can treat with a chelating agent… or metal remover.
Quats are algaecides that, if added in excess, will cause foaming on the pool surface. The cloudyness is probably related to algae still suspended in the water. ANSWER: Agree…, the linear quats will foam and that by itself is not an issue. However, they will not cause cloudiness, that is a separate issue. If you have a big algae bloom (meaning the entire pool is green), it can take several days of 24/7 filtering to get the water clear after you reach breakpoint chlorination. And by the way - algaecide doesn't do the killing, it simply makes the algae more susceptible to the chlorine by stripping the walls of the algae cells. So adding algaecide alone won't help you if you have a big algae problem. You'll need to bring your chlorine level up to 10ppm and hold it there for several days, while continuing to filter 24 hours a day. In the future - once your water is crystal clear - add 4-6 ounces of algaecide per week as a preventative.
Well your obviously not using chlorine because the purpose of putting chlorine in your pool is to kill algae. well maybe you are using chlorine but not enough, or just a d…odgy product. follow the directions on the bottle - it will tell you how much to put in. My pool does the same thing and I have been told that it is because of a mineral. My pool after just filling it will turn green within 20 minutes ofputting chlorine in it. If I putwater in a jar it is clear if I look at the pool it is green there is no alge or anything. Ignore the first answer. There is metal in your water, probably copper. Use a metal-removing product from a pool-supply store to get it out. Mine does the same thing. I have had it tested and there is no copper or iron. Three stores - no answers? Any thoughts. My pool also turns green within 20 mins - solid dark green, darker than the grass, but still clear - after adding chlorine pool tablets. I have well water and have filled it from that each time this has occurred. I am not sure of the cause, but I figure copper, sulfur or iron, or all of them are present. The cure is simple. Once the chlorine is testing correctly, I go to the Walmart and get HTH Stabilizer. Add 2 full caps (the cap is big like 16 oucnes) for a 24 foot round by 52 inch deep pool and let the filter run for 24 hours straight. It will be crystal Clear by then. You will see it start to clear withing the hour. Once clear, backwash your filter for about 3-5 minutes, then run it on rinse a minute, and then return to filter. All the green will be gone and you are set for the season. If it is a clear green then it is copper. go to the grocery store and buy ALUM, found in the spice isle a few bottles of this will safely remove the copper and is safe to swim in. My pool also does the same thing. on well water with very high iron content. It always turn green as soon as i add chlorine. i know that the previous owners had a DE filter. if i put DE in the filter basket and run all night it will be clear ,however it can damage a regular filter.
Calcium chloride increases the hardness of water. Proper hardness is critical to balancing the water in a pool. Proper hardness is especially important in a plaster pool… to prevent leaching of the plaster finish, which results in a rough surface. Calcium chloride can be purchased at home improvement stores at significant savings over pool supply outlets.
Your question is confusing. You do not add alkalinity to a pool, alkalinity is a measurable component of a pools chemical balance. You normally only have to worry if a pools a…lkalinity is low and then the only impact is on the pool equipment. Baking soda is added to raise alkalinity, which is harmless to people so you can add baking soda to a pool while people are in it.
Salt systems are compatible with all algaecides except those that are Sodium Bromide based. This algaecides are typically marketed under the name "Yellow Shock" check the acti…ve ingredient on the algaecide before you use it.
No. salt water is salt water. it already has salt in it
Usually caused by an algaecide or a low calcium hardness level. Most of the "cheaper" algaecides will cause foaming.
I have soapy bubbles on the top of the water in an inground pool I added algaecide yesterday aft What is causing this and how can I get rid of it- bubbles more after contact with H2o?
FOAM & BUBBLES ON WATER You have a common problem. You used: 1. An inexpensive algaecide. 2. Overdosed with an inexpensive algaecide 3. Wat…er in pool is "out of balance" Algaecides are not the single answer for algae. You must have your pool balanced> Total Alkalinity, pH , Calcium Hardness, Free chlorine, Combined chlorine, Stabilizer/Cyanuric Acid. If you have an above ground pool you probably do not have an automatic chlorinator which is a good thing to have. I'd go to a reputable swimming pool store that offers water analysis. They might not be all that thrilled to help you. If they offer computerized analysis offer to pay them or tell them you plan to purchase the needed chemicals. If you have an inground pool, shame on you for not using a pool store for your supplies. They can be your best friend when you are in need of help.
If you had algae scrubbed the pool added algaecide shocked balanced clarified your water and it was still cloudy Then you upped the pH and it didn't stay that way.How do u clear the water up?
Answer You need to be more specific in your questions. "upped the pH" -- What were your pH readings? Did you add soda ash or similar product to raise the pH? Y…our chemical readings - chlorine, pH and alkalinity readings are needed for a complete answer to your question. What type filter do you have? Sand, D. E., Cartridge? How long are you running the pump? What size filter do you have - sq. ft. ? How many gallons h2o? How much acid did you add at one time? How much of each chemical did you add to correct and what specifically did you use? As you can see there are many parameters involved in solving your situation. Ken
Adding algaecide to the pool when the filter is on should not do any harm in fact it should mix it into the water more quickly
There are iron or heavy metals that are present and contaminating your pool if it turns green after treating it with chlorine. If this happens, you have to treat it quickl…y to avoid stains on the pool floor.