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Why do you get heavy algae growth in your pool a day or two after using algaecide?

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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 the algae. Pour it in and let it sit overnight. Then vaccumm to WASTE the walls and bottom. The algae is so fine that it will remain in your filter and keep flowing back to your pool if you vac the pool in the normal way. The Copper ingredient bonds to the algae for removal. After the pool is clean, add a few ounces of the algaecide each week. I need to add about 6 oz. Let us know if this works for you.

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