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Adding algae control to the pool skimmer helps to disperse the chemical and coats the filter media.

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How do you repair a leak at the skimmer?

turn the pool pump off,take off the cover of the pool skimmer box, The pool water level must be above the area where the skimmer box meets the pool wall. If it is not, add water to the pool until it is at least 1 inch above this seam.

How do you clean algae from a in ground pool?

Cleaning an algae infested pool is not hard. Three steps:1. Kill the algae. Lots of chlorine and algaecide. Be patient, takes about a week to turn green (live) algae to grey (dead) algae.2.Get the hiding spots: scrape the pool sides with a wire brush. Leslies sells one that fits on the skimmer pole. Be sure to brush around lights.3. Catch the buggars. this is the hard part. Algae cells are 7 microns across. The average cartridge has 20 micron holes, so the algae washes through. Many sites recommend draining the pool or vacuuming the pool bottom to waste. There is a much better way:Buy a big bag of Fiber Clear at the pool store. This is a powder that fills the small holes in a cartridge filter. With the filter running, add a handful at a time into the skimmer. Tales a while to add a bag, but if you add it all at once it doesn't distribute evenly across the filter.Now run the filter 24 hours. Voila, the algae are trapped and pool water is once again clean

How do you treat black algae in pool?

To treat black algae you will need to add an algaecide to your pool water. These are specifically designed to kill and prevent algae.

What should you do if your water has a fishy smell?

As soon as I notice a different smell in the pool, it helps to add a focculant to the skimmer and after 24 -36 hours backwash the filter. Shocking the pool at this time should control the odor.

Do in ground pool skimmers work as overflows also?

No your pool is considered a closed system all the water that you add goes only to the filtering system and back. If you put in too much water you will overflow the edges and make your skimmer less efficient. unless you have a floating pool skimmer then the pool will be able to change level without affecting the efficiency of the skimmer.

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 determine the length of swimming pool creepy houses?

Measure from the skimmer box to the furthermost point away and add 2mt

How do you fix a green salt water pool?

To fix a green salt water pool, add chlorine. Users can also add algae prevention chemicals to keep the pool from turning green.

Why the pool water is green but all parameters are ok?

The pool water is green because of algae- which is a type of plant. You just need to add more chlorine to kill off the algae...

What chemicals to balance a 30 foot round pool?

In a 30' round, you have approx. 21,240 gallons of water. You should be using a quart (32oz) of Stain & Scale (metal) control monthly, 3-4 stabilized chlorinating tablets in the skimmer at all times, 2 gallons of liquid chlorine shock weekly and adding it in the evenings, and an algae control every 5-7 days. Depending on the concentrate of algae control, (30% or 60%), you'll add roughly 12oz every 5-7 days after initial dose.

What does algae do to the water?

It just changes the color of the water. To remove algae, add calcium hypochlorite to the pool until the water turns gray, but do NOT add any cyanuric acid until the chlorine level returns to 5-10 ppm. To help your filter capture the then-dead algae, add cationic polymer. To prevent future algae buildup, maintain the proper chlorine level in your pool and add n-Alkyl and n-Dialkyl regularly.

Can cyanuric acid be administered to a pool with active algae?

If the pool already has even a small amount (say, 20 ppm) of Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in it, then if you are fighting algae you should not add more CYA (until you have gotten rid of the algae) since it reduces chlorine effectiveness. If you have no CYA in the pool at all, then it is better for you to just add unstabilized chlorine to fight the algae, but it will be consumed quickly and you will need to replenish it. If you can only add the chlorine in the morning, then add some CYA to have at least some to prevent rapid loss of chlorine from the UV in sunlight. The easiest way to add chlorine and CYA at the same time is to use Dichlor, but don't overdo it. See http://www.troublefreepool.com and the Pool School link at that site for more details on defeating algae and how to shock your pool.

Why did your pool turn cloudy after adding pH increaser?

when you add pH increase to the pool water directly it will turn the water cloudy for 3-4 hrs and then it iwill dissipate. add to the skimmer and while you loose some pH effect the pool remains pristine.o o

Why is my swimming pool cloudy?

Any particles in your pool can cause cloudiness - for example, dead algae. To eliminate it, most pool stores sell a "clarifier" - the one I sell is blue - which will get the particles out of your pool, or "alum" or "floc", which will bind the particles together, making them heavier, dropping them down to the bottom of your pool. You can then vacuum them out with your filter set to waste. If you have a DE filter, and you add a white powder to your skimmer sometimes, it is possible that your filter is leaking DE back into your pool and you need to replace the grids inside it.

Can you clear a pool that has great amount of algae buildup without draining it?

Yes, you can. First, add your algaecide. Second, add a flocculant (or coagulant). Third, shock the pool. Fourth, run the filter constantly. After a day or two, the dead algae will settle out. Vacuum it out to waste. Good luck.

How do you remove green algae from the bottom of your pool and how can you stop it from returning?

Shock the pool with chlorine (your Pool shop will tell you how much to add). Run the filter constantly, cleaning as necessary, for a couple of days. Brush pool walls as well. Then install a salt water system and you won't get that algae coming back.

How do you clean algae from a Pebble Tech pool surface without draining the pool?

shock the pool add algaecide and scrub the pool walls with a stiff pool broom this should take care of the problem within a couple of days.

When you drain a pool and refill it with new water what chemicals are needed to add?

Are you talking about a pool? Or a Hot Tub? For a pool you need Chlorine, algae remover, and a pool disinfectant. I use a disinfectant called Kikz Pool cleanser and disinfectant.

Green in an above ground pool?

Algae, time for chlorine. Pool supply places have a test kit (ph) & can tell you how to use & what to add-chlorine or acid.

How much chlorine do I add to kill algae?

Chlorinate it to the max or shock the pool An get some algaecide into it as wel as well.

If a pool has no skimmer where do you put the hose to pick up dirt?

They use to have an adapter that would go from the hose to the inlet side of the pool which in turn went to the pump, most above ground pool use flex hose from the skimmer basket of the pool to the pump, you may just have to put a tee fitting in from the inlet side of the pool and add another inlet just so that you can vacuum, and cap this when you are finished vacuuming, this would be on the outside of the pool this would be added anywhere from the pump back to the pool on the inlet side.

How long of a wait to put muriatic acid in your pool after adding chlorine?

Approx. 5 to 15 minutes. Or enough time for the circulation system to disperse the chlorine. Or you could add it to the opposite side of the pool. Remember not to add the acid to closely to the skimmer or main drain.

What can be done about green algae growing on the sides of a plastered pool?

Add extra chlorine and an algaeside to the water and brush down the sides of the pool wait a day for the muck to settle and vacuum the pool floor.

How much baking soda should you add to a pool with algae?

Baking soda raises the Total Alkalinity of the pool water and is not an algaecide or sanitizer. Chlorine is the right product to use to eliminate algae from a pool. Bring the pH down to about 7.2 and add several gallons of 12% chlorine with the filter running. You will probably need to rebalance the pH after adding the chlorine as the chlorine is quite alkaline. Run the filter till it clears up, you may need to brush the pool several times to dislodge algae clinging to the pool surface. Depending on the size of the pool and how bad the algae is you may need to add anywhere from 4 to 10 or 15 gallons of chlorine. Watch the pressure gauge on the filter as that may need to be cleaned a time or two as well till the pool clears up.

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