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What To Do When You Have Algae In Your Pool?

Problem: Algae


The addition of shock and algaecide on a regular basis will be more effective at preventing algae growth than treating algae once it is visible in a pool. However, if algae does appear, follow the steps below for treatment:

Step 1. Adjust the pH to 7.2 – 7.4.

Step 2. Brush the pool sides vigorously.

Step 3. Shock the pool with Poolife TurboShock shock treatment or Poolife Rapid Shock shock treatment.

Step 4. Add Poolife AlgaeBomb 30, Poolife Super AlgaeBomb 60, or Poolife Algaecide 90 according to label directions.

Step 5. Run the filter 24-48 hours, brushing and vacuuming frequently.

Step 6. If algae remains a problem, contact your authorized Poolife dealer for further directions.

NOTE: If you continue to experience algae, despite a high chlorine reading, the pool water may contain too much stabilizer (cyanuric acid) which interferes with the efficiency of the chlorine. Ensure you are following responsible pool care by shock-treating with a Poolife calcium hypochlorite-based shock product and contact your authorized Poolife dealer for further directions.

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