Algae in the pool, algae problems... What to do?
Which symptoms indicate an algae problem?
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BACK TO CLEAR POOL WATER
Remove algae and dirt deposits
Manually brush off algae and dirt from the floor, walls and the skimmer and completely remove them with the help of a mechanical or electric pool cleaner, as well as by filtration.
Clean and disinfect the sand filter
Carry out a thorough filter backwash of at least 3 min. Apply a Filterclean Tab in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 12 hours. Carry out another filter backwash.
For cartridge filters, replace the cartridge or remove and thoroughly clean it. Product recommendation > Filterclean Tab
Check the pH value
The ideal pH value of pool water is between 7,0 - 7,4. A too high or too low pH value can cause skin irritations and stingy eyes, and water care products are not fully efficient.
Check the pH value with Quicktest pH/Cl/TA test strips or the electronic pool tester, and if necessary adjust to the ideal value with pH-Plus or pH-Minus. Product recommendation > pH-Minus, pH-Plus, Quicktest
Perform a shock chlorination
with Chlorifix®, Chloriklar® or Chloryte®. Only the high chlorine content achieved by shock chlorination can penetrate the mucus shell of the algae to kill it. Product recommendation > Chlorifix®, Chloriklar®, Chloryte®
Flocculation & turbidity removal
Place a Superflock Plus flocculation cartridge in the skimmer and let the circulation pump run for 24 hours. Superflock Plus removes finest particles and ensures crystal clear water (only applicable in filters with sand or filter glass). For cartridge filters, apply a liquid clarifiyer. Product recommendation > Superflock Plus
Carry out a filter another backwash
and check the chlorine level. If the free chlorine level is below 1.5 mg/l 24 hours after shock chlorination, repeat the shock chlorination.