Asked in Pool Care and Cleaning
Pool Care and Cleaning
How do i get dead algae off the bottom of my pool I used algaecide and then there were particles floating in the water that i could not scoop out with the net now it is on the bottom?
Asked in Chemistry
Is filtering algae from water a physical or chemical change?
Physical, because the algae is not chemically combined. It is simply little particles floating around in the water. ...
Asked in Home & Garden, Pool Care and Cleaning
Is algaecide any better than chlorine for killing algae?
Actually, algaecide does not do the actual killing of the algae. It strips the cell walls of the algae and allows the chlorine (hypochlorus acid) to do its job. So algaecide works great as a preventative since it makes the algae much more vulnerable to the chlorine. I typically add 4-6 ounces of Polyquat algaecide per week as a preventative. A side benefit of Polyquat is that it also acts as somewhat of a clarifier. ...
What does it mean when the bottom of the pool is slimy and how can this be treated?
That slime you feel is algae. Treat with Shock and algaecide. Specific algaecide treatments may vary depending on the type of algae. Ask your local pool store what is common in your area and try those treatments. But monitor your free chlorine levels and make sure you can sustain 3ppm. ...
Asked in Pool Care and Cleaning
How do you clean algae from bottom of pool without draining it?
Put an Algaecide in the pool follow the instructions on the bottle Scrub the sides and floor of the pool and allow it to settle for a day or so with the pump of, then vacuum the dead algae on the bottom to waste . you will lose a little water that way but not to much. ...
How do you get rid of algae growing on the side of your pool?
Shock the pool add algaecide and scrub down the sides and bottom of the pool with a stiff pool broom there should be a lot of dead algae on the bottom of the pool the next day. vacuum it to waste if you want to avoid the risk of pushing life algae through the filter and back into the pool. ...
How do you get rid of green algae on indoor waterfall?
Algaecide can usually get rid of algae. Unless the water in circulating there is no way to prevent algae buildup on wet surfaces. ...
What is a sand-like residue on the bottom of your above ground pool and how can you get rid of it?
If it isn't gritty when it may be dead algae. Have you recently used algaecide to kill existing algae growth? If you determine that it is dead algae then you may have to vaccuum it right to waste as it may be too fine for your filter to remove. ...
How do you get rid of algae in a salt water pool?
First try increasing the chlorine content in the water. If that does not work get a non metal based algaecide and follow the instructions on the bottle , If that still does not do the job you may have to flock the water settle the algae to the bottom and vacuum it to waste. ...
Why do you get heavy algae growth in your pool a day or two after using algaecide?
I just had a similar problem so I'll tell you what cleared mine up. I wasn't using enough Algaecide in my pool to correct the problem. I have about 32,000 gallons and the pool company recommended a quart and a half of an algaecide with 7% copper. I found mine at WalMart and it only had 3% copper, but it worked fine. Some of the products do not contain copper, they informed me, and copper is a necessary ingredient to kill...