Can the algae in the pool be caused by one mallard duck or is it a bad filter or maybe not enough chemicals?
THe answer to your question is...
It COULD be any one of the 3 but I'd bet on a combination in 1 way or the other.
Remember, it only takes one microscopic spore to turn a pool into green slime in 24 hrs given the right conditions.
Good Luck! Twig CPO/minor pool & spa god
Filters and chemicals work differently. You'll need both. The filter removes particulate from the water, which makes it clear (which makes you happy). The chemicals act by reducing the amount of microorganisms growing in the water. The chemicals work first and the filter sweeps up after them. For a private pool you can use less of the chemicals than are usually used in public pools.
This could be caused by the use of the wrong-size filter, by not tightening the filter enough, or by having debris which break the seal between the oil line and the filter. Can also be you did not apply oil to the filter gasket. Can also be over-tightened the filter. Should be tightened 3/4 turn after making contact with the mounting surface.
filtration works by adding sugar to the solution. 2 spoons would be enough. the one the sugar has dissolved, heat the substance over a flame till the chemicals separate from each other and the sugar disappears. sugar helps in the separation of the chemicals because it allows the substance to filter more efficiently.
The answer to this is that it may not, but it is a bad idea to do it. The purpose of the filter is to provide a living space for beneficial bacteria that breaks down the harmful chemicals in your fish's waste and in uneaten food that rots in the tank. When your filter runs, it pulls water through a spongy material full of the bacteria, and the bacteria actually eats these harmful chemicals that…
A heater if you have tropical fish.. a good filter, lighting, airpump to make bubbles in case your filter doesn't produce enough, water conditioner to remove chemicals, gravel or sand made for fishtanks, and plenty of hiding places for fish (like pieces of PVC pipe). These are pretty much basics for all tanks.
Not necessarily. It is cloudy because you have not cleaned the filter, added the proper amounts of chemicals, filtered long enough, added too much algaecide or other chemicals, over use - too many people in the pool, not rinsing yourself off before entering the pool -- all of the above and more..... k