Solutions

Slippery Surfaces

CAUSE:

Algae Present.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Super Chlorinate with Pool Shock & Chlorinator.
  3. Add Algitrol.

Green Algae

CAUSE:

Chlorine level too low.

ACTIONS:

  1. Adjust pH as required.
  2. Superchlorinate with Pool Shock and Chlorinator.
  3. Vacuum the next day.
  4. Add Algitrol.
  5. Clean filter.
  6. Maintain 1 to 2 mg./l free chlorine at all times.

Algae will grow in areas where circulation is poor. Always
agitate the water in these areas.

Blackspot Algae

CAUSE:

Pinholes and cracks in pool walls and floor.

ACTIONS:

  1. Adjust pH as required
  2. B. Add Blackout
  3. Do not add chlorine during treatment.
  4. Brush affected area thoroughly.
  5. Clean Filter.
  6. Maintain 1 to 2mg/L free chlorine at all times.

Algae will grow in areas where circulation is poor. Always
agitate the water in these areas.

Cloudy Water

CAUSE:

High pH, Poor Filtration, Heavy use of Pool.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Check filter and backwash if necessary.
  3. Add Cloudout or Floculent.
  4. Vacuum and filter the next day.
  5. Operate filter for longer periods.
  6. Maintain 1 to 2mg/L free chlorine at all times

Discoloured Water

CAUSE:

Dissolved Metals, Organic matter.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Super Chlorinate with Pool Shock & Chlorinator.
  3. Add Clarifier.
  4. Vacuum and filter the next day.
  5. Operate filter for longer periods.
  6. Maintain 1 to 2mg/L free chlorine at all times.

Eye Irritation

CAUSE:

Low pH, Chlorine level too low.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Super Chlorinate with Pool Shock & Chlorinator.

Odours in Water

CAUSE:

Chloramines in water, Chlorine level too low.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Super Chlorinate with Pool Shock & Chlorinator.

Rapid Chlorine Use

CAUSE:

Low pH, Water unstabilised.

ACTIONS:

  1. Check and adjust pH as required.
  2. Add Chlorine Preserver or Stabiliser.

Staining

In rare instances the measure of dissolved metals in the water reach such a level that when an oxidant (ie granular chlorine) is introduced into the water body it results in a black staining of the water and sides of the body of water. This is usually associated with the existence of metal pipes in the filtration system or exposure to various metals including high concentrations of metal-based algaecides. In most cases a good qulaity stain remover may be applied to effectivley remove this staining, aided with the introduction of a clarifier.

Rob’s Pool Remedy

Rob’s Morning After Green Pool Remedy:

  1. Back wash the pool
  2. Check your water balance
  3. Add 4 times your daily chlorine dosage
  4. Add twice your recommended algaecide
  5. Run filter for 24 hours