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How To Treat Pool Algae

How To Treat Pool Algae
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Algae can make a pool cloudy, clog filter systems and make pool surfaces slippery. The three most common colors of algae are green, black, and yellow (mustard). The best way to avoid an algae problem is to keep at least 1.0 ppm of free chlorine (check levels with pool check 3-in-1) in pool water at all times. Constant filtration is also a must to prevent algae from growing (run filter at least 8 hours daily).

Water ColorGreen AlgaeBlack AlgaeMustard Algae
AppearanceGreen color, sometimes green spots on liner or entire body of water will be green.Black color, sometimes black spots on liner or entire body of water will be black.A yellow film usually found on liner.
CauseInsufficient chlorine levels and or inadequate filtration time.Insufficient chlorine levels and or inadequate filtration time.Insufficient chlorine levels and or inadequate filtration time.
TreatmentSTEP 1:
Check ph and alkalinity and adjust if necessary.

STEP 2:
Treat pool water with one of the chemical packages below.

STEP 3:
Brush liner and vacuum pool.

STEP 4:
Retest ph and alkalinity and repeat treatment if necessary.
STEP 1:
Check ph and alkalinity and adjust if necessary.

STEP 2:
Treat pool water with one of the chemical packages below.

STEP 3:
Brush liner and vacuum pool.

STEP 4:
Retest ph and alkalinity and repeat treatment if necessary.
STEP 1:
Check ph and alkalinity and adjust if necessary.

STEP 2:
Treat pool water with one of the chemical packages below.

STEP 3:
Brush liner and vacuum pool.

STEP 4:
Retest ph and alkalinity and repeat treatment if necessary.
Treats pools with
5,000-10,000 Gallons
PACKAGE #1
(2) Pool Shock (10 oz.)
(1) Algaecide (1 Qt.)
PACKAGE #3
(2) Turbo Shock (1 lb.)
(1) Algaecide 60% (1 Qt.)
PACKAGE #5
(2) Turbo Shock (1 lb.)
(1) Eclipse3 (2 lb.)
Treats pools with
10,000-20,000 Gallons
PACKAGE #2
(3) Pool Shock (10 oz)
(2) Algaecide (1 Qt.)
PACKAGE #4
(3) Turbo Shock (1 lb.)
(2) Algaecide 60% (1 Qt.)
PACKAGE #6
(3) Turbo Shock (1 lb.)
(1) Eclipse3 (2 lb.)

Pool Capacity Cheatsheet

Pool SizeCapacity (Gal.)Pool SizeCapacity (Gal.)
10 Round2,0008x12/14 Oval2,500
12 Round3,0008x15/16 Oval3,000
15 Round5,0008x19 Oval3,500
18 Round7,50010x15/16 Oval3,500
21 Round10,00010x18/19 Oval4,000
24 Round13,00010x21 Oval5,000
27 Round17,00012x16 Oval4,500
30 Round21,00012x17/18 Oval5,000
33 Round25,00012x20/21 Oval6,500
12x24 Oval7,500
14x20 Oval7,500
15x23/24 Oval10,000
15x30 Oval12,500
16x26 Oval12,500
16x32 Oval15,000
18x33 Oval17,000
18x40 Oval18,000
21x43 Oval24,000
Please note: Pool calculations below have been rounded off to be used as a quick guide for easy pool maintenance. For exact calculations please use our pool volume calculator.

Green Algae Package 1

The Green Algae Package 1 contains everything you need to clear up green algae. The only reason green algae has entered your pool is because of lack of chlorine and filter use. Use the following products to resolve this problem.

Green Algae Package 1
Black Algae Package

Algaecide 60 Plus is used to control and prevent the growth of algae in swimming pools and spas. Algaecide 60 Plus is specially formulated to destroy black, blue-green, pink and green algae. TurboShock works extra fast to combat algae and bacteria. It dissolves more quickly and completely and keeps pool water sparkling clean and clear with less work.

Black Algae Package
Mustard Algae Package 1

Eclipse3 has been proven to perform extremely well in three main areas; it eliminates algae growth and reduces your use of chlorine, clarifies the water while maintaining a proper pH level. TurboShock works extra fast to combat algae and bacteria. It dissolves more quickly and completely and keeps pool water sparkling clean and clear with less work.

Mustard Algae Package 1
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