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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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If the water is still green after changing the filter adding algaecide and shock what else can you do?
Extend filter run time to 24/7 and re read the instructions on the products that have been added to the pool. k Extend filter run time to 24/7 and re read t…he instructions on the products that have been added to the pool. k
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
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.
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
E just bought a pool and we are putting chemicals Bacquicil and algaecide to get it primed. Why is there a white foam all over the top of the water?
Too much algicide. The only thing to do is dilute it with water.
If you have shocked added soda algaecide and clarifier to an 18x36 inground pool and my water is still cloudy and light green what now?
When you get desperate the thing to do is flocculate. # Get a good flocculant from the pool shop # stop the Filter and set it to waste # Cast the flocculant o…ver the surface of the pool # Let the whole lot settle for 2 days without running the filtration system. # After a couple of days you will note that the water has cleared up however there is a layer of cloudy looking water at the bottom of the pool. # Gently lower the hand pool vacuum into it and vacuum it carefully to waste try not to stir it up too much and definitely do not put i through the filter. # You may have to do this again however it is unlikely. # when all of the crap of the bottom is gone stop the pump turn it to rinse for 30 seconds with the pump running then stop the pump again and return the unit back to filter position. # Done your water should now be clear again and you will have lost up to a foot of water.
Chlorine is a kind of salt, it is added to swimming pool waters to kill all the germs that come from other people's bodies or businesses.
So that to precipitate the ionic impurities present in water
The chlorine is reacting to minerals in the water.
my pool did get milky but cleared up after 48 hours
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.
No. salt water is salt water. it already has salt in it
It produces gaseous carbon dioxide. That is its way of 'living'.