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Pool Water Troubleshooting

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE ALGAE

There's nothing pretty about algae in your pool. For those who skipped science class, algae are plant-like single cell micro-organisms that are present in the air and spread by wind and rain.

In swimming pools, algae can form when protective products or Chlorine levels are low.

Black Spot Algae

Troubleshooting & Treating Black Spot Algae

Pirates may fear the dreaded black spot, but Black Spot algae is easily taken care of.  Black Spot algae appear in all areas of your pool.  A real troublemaker, they form protective layers that makes them resilient to chlorine.

Check the pH level of the pool to make sure it's between 7.2 and 7.6, then boost the chlorine levels using Pool Ezy Purifier.

Turn the pump off to stop water flow to ensure more accurate targeting.

Brush the affected areas vigorously to remove the protective coating from the algae.  Add Pool Blackspot Remover or All In One Pool Algaecide directly on top of the affected area and leave overnight.

Vacuum those pesky particles to waste, then use EZY Natural Clarifier to bring the sparkle back.

For an additional preventative measure, add Phosphate Remover and EZY Natural Clarifier.

NOTE: Black Spot Treatment contains chlorine.  If using large amounts due to severe infestation, check the chlorine levels after the treatment, then boost if necessary.

Mustard Algae

Troubleshooting & Treating Mustard Algae

Mustard algae have a yellow, powdery appearance and tend to thrive in the shady part of the pool - an appropriate spot for scum to hang out.  Like Black Spot algae, they have protective layers and are therefore more resistant to chlorine.

Check the pH level of the pool to make sure it's between 7.2 and 7.6, then boost the chlorine levels using Pool Ezy Purifier.

Turn the pump off to stop water flow to ensure more accurate targeting.

Brush the affected areas vigorously to remove the protective coating of the algae.  Add All In One Pool Algaecide directly on top of the affected area and leave overnight.

If your pool is cloudy, it means that there are lots of suspended dead algae cells in the pool.  Use Power Clarifier Liquid or EZY Clarifier to send them straight to the pool's floor. (Refer to Murk and Cloudy Water treatment guide).

Vacuum those pesky particles to waste, then use EZY Natural Clarifier to bring the sparkle back.

For an additional preventative measure, add Phosphate Remover and EZY Natural Clarifier.

NOTE: All cleaning equipment should remain in the pool when treating to prevent reinfestation.

Green Algae

Troubleshooting & Treating Green Algae

Green algae grow fast and can turn a pool green overnight.  You'll want to get rid of it just as fast.

Start by ensuring the pH level of your pool is between 7.2 and 7.6, then boost the chlorine levels using protective products like Pool EZY Purifier.

Add All In One Pool Algaecide to the pool and leave overnight.

If your pool is cloudy, it means that there are lots of suspended dead algae cells in the pool. Use Power Clarifier Liquid or EZY Clarifier to send them straight to the pool's floor.  (Refer to Murky and Cloudy Water treatment guide).

Vacuum those pesky particles to waste, then use EZY Natural Clarifier to bring the sparkle back.

For an additional preventative measure, add Phosphate Remover and EZY Natural Clarifier.

Murky & Cloudy Water

Troubleshooting & Treating Murky & Cloudy Water

When it comes to swimming, the only thing worse than a cloudy day is a cloudy pool.  Fortunately, cloudy water is easily cleared up.

Always check the pH level of the pool to make sure it's between 7.2 and 7.6, then boost the chlorine levels using Pool EZY Purifier if necessary.

If your pool is a bit cloudy and the bottom is visible, this can be fixed with EZY Natural Clarifier or EZY Clarifier.

If your pool is very cloudy and you can't see the bottom, it means there are lots of suspended particles or dead algae cells in the pool.  Use Pool Clarifier Liquid to send them straight to the pool's floor.

Vacuum those pesky particles to waste, then use EZY Natural Clarifier to bring the sparkle back.

Staining

Troubleshooting & Treating Pool Stains

Just like your favourite t-shirt, a pool can become the victim of an unsightly stain.  They are either caused by metals such as iron, copper or manganese entering the pool water or organic matter such as pigments from plants which have accumulated in the pool.

Start by ensuring the pH level of your pool is between 7.2 and 7.6.

Add All In One Stain Remover.

Should the stain be metal based then the addition of Metal Remover is required.

When the treatment is complete, ensure that the pH level is between 7.2 and 7.6.

Note: All In One Stain Remover will only lift stains.  Metal Remover will remove the metals to the filter and ultimately out of the pool.

Stains in Fibreglass pools could also be caused by Osmosis.  Should this be the cause of the stain then the use of Fibreglass Stain Remover is recommended.

For more information please download our Pool Care Brochure


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