What should you do if you added chemicals to get rid of algae in your swimming pool but now it has white foam floating on top can i add more algeacide or will that make matters worse?
If not much foam, wait and keep running the filter. Ah, ha, you DID NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LABEL. Now you'll just have to wait until it decides to dissapate. YOU ARE RUDE...........
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If you put algae killer in the pool to get rid of the green water but there was too much added and now your pool looks like a bubble bath with all the foam how do you get rid of it?
Foamy pool There are two main types of algaecide: metallic (copperand silver) and quaternary ammonia. Both types are effective, butammonia tends to be used more often because …it's both lessexpensive than metallic algaecide and not as likely to stain thepool. The only problem with it is that it tends to suds up, whichsome people find annoying. I think that just running your filter 24hours a day for a few days will get rid of the foam. Again, failureto READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!! but if you're ina hurry use a half a gallon of cascade dish detergent per 10,000and run the filter for a couple of hours and the foam will be gone
Answer . Follow the instructions on the algaecide container. Different algaecides require different times.
White Foam Answer . I have found that the use of so-called waterproof sunblock lotions cause a white sludgy foamy texture on the surface of my pool. I was using 45 SPF No-A…d WaterProof Lotion and it came right off - even after applying 45 minutes before. I switched to Banana Boat 35 SPF waterproof and sweat-proof and the white stuff disappeared. That could be one solution. Good luck.. And possibly overuse of a certain type of algaecide.
Did you not read the label instructions? Why do you need that much in a very small pool? I would recommend to drain partially and refill however I would hesitate to dump that …much toxic chemical into the streets and into the water supply or ocean. Try draining to the sewer but be careful for overflow into the shower or toilet.
Answer . These are almost certainly mosquito larvae. There are "wigglers" and "twirlers", but they are just two different species of mosquitoes. Constant circulation and f…iltering will keep them from infesting your pool as they need still water to survive. You can also keep the pool covered when not in use. Proper chlorination will also help.
How do you get rid of clear green pool water Chemical balance is perfect and no trace metals or algae A soft swim pool?
Answer . More filtration. What is the filter run time? What delineates "perfect"? 3.0 Chlor, 7.5 pH, spot on alkalinity?
Answer . Take a sample to a pool store with a "water chemistry certified" tech. They can tell you exactly what is missing. Normally pools need stabalizer, chlorine, acid a…nd soda. Extra chems are used to rid or avoid problems
Suppose you could but who would want to. You possibly have added too much algaecide. Have a dirty filter. Have poor chemistry - out of balance chemically. Too many people in p…ool. Lack of proper filtration.
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?
\nToo much algicide. The only thing to do is dilute it with water.
How can I get rid of rust colored stains in my salt water pool. It is only in the shallow end?
Add more chlorine
You shouldn't have algae in your pool if your chemicals are correct. I would suggest NOT swimming in it until you have had it maintained. You will probably need to do a chlor…ine shock to it to kill off the algae, then stabilize it. If the algae is too bad, then draining the pool and cleaning it would seem in order (Disclaimer: I am NOT a pool person... just a guy who knows a little bit about them)
Yes, absolutely yes, but not copper based.. Pool & Spa
What is more affordable drain pool due to dark green algae and debris or vacuum and add chemical for in-ground DE filter pool?
The absolute fix for algae bloomed pool: DRAIN , ACID WASH and REFILL.. More info about acid washing an Algae Bloomed Pool.. Acid Washing an In Ground Pool: Also called a dr…ain & acid clean. An acid wash becomes necessary if the pool has turned into the "black lagoon". This may occur if the winterizing process is not done properly, or if the pool has been stagnant for a period of time so that algae has taken over. If you notice scaly, man-phibian creatures splashing around out back, it's probably time to drain & acid clean. . Our general rule of thumb for determining the need for an acid wash is: if you can see the bottom of the pool (the floor) then you can usually bring it back with chemicals, labor and extensive filtering. However , once a pool has turned dark green or even black , algae and mold spores have impregnated themselves into every porous depth of the pool surface and are difficult or impossible to remove by traditional cleaning and chlorinating methods. . As a result the pool will continue to spawn new mold, algae and bacteria at an accelerated rate causing the pool to turn green quickly even though you may be vacuuming and chlorinating more. This will play havoc on your filter media such as sand ,cartridges or DE requiring frequent media changes to remove the contaminants. . If the floor is not visible, the cost of the chemicals and labor will generally be greater than the acid wash charge, and take much, much longer. Also, extensive algae blooms will permanently stain and adhere to plastered , concrete and gunite pools, making an acid wash desirable. . An acid wash is, put simply, purposeful stripping of a tiny layer of plaster or concrete, exposing fresher , undamaged and clean material beneath. Therefore, it is ill-advised to make it an annual custom, which will accelerate the need for replastering. Most plaster coats (sometimes called whitecoat or marcite) are in excess of 1/2", so a few careful acid washes should not hurt. Pools can also be commercial strength bleach washed or high pressure washed if the effected area isn't that bad. . Costs to acid wash and emptied pool range between 900.00 and 1200.00 in Maryland , Virginia and DC. If your pool is filled with contaminated water and debris, the cost to drain and acid wash may range 1600.00 to 2800.00 depending on the degree of contamination and the amount of non-drainable debris that must be removed and disposed of by manual labor. . You may also decide on an acid wash not because of swamp conditions, mold , algae and bacteria but just to bring out a brighter, whiter finish. Mineral stains and/or deposits, chlorine stains, even dirt stains...an acid wash is always a dramatic aesthetic improvement. . If your pool has had years of algae blooms, and if your pool seems to grow algae overnight or just bloom very easily....changing the water and acid washing the surfaces algae sticks to can give you an algae free summer and save you a bundle in lost pool time , labor , filter media and chemicals. . Acid is a dangerous substance. Pool company personnel are specially trained in its application and wear protective clothing and breathing apparatus during the acid wash. To protect our environment, the acid/water waste should be neutralized with soda ash prior to its being pumped to a safe location. . In many states , permits may be required. . In Maryland or Virginia you may want to contact AAA Home Services - Maryland Pool and Spa Repair to evaluate and determine if Acid Washing is necessary for your pool @ 877-752-7714
i don't see the problem with swimming in a pool of algae i wound not swallow it thought! it may not be good for u
Algae reproduce by means of spores. The oceans are always releasing these spore into the air, and any exposed water is going to have spores fall into it, which can then grow i…nto algae, as long as there is sunlight and some mineral content to provide the algae with the necessary ingredients for growth.