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Algae Problems

ALGAE PROBLEMS

Algae consumes a lot of pool chemicals and relies on phosphates to survive.

Algae are microscopic plants and like all plants they require nutrients to exist. The main source of these nutrients is phosphate, which comes from incoming mains water, however leaves, rain, plants, grass clippings, fertilizers, bathers and poolside cleaners. There are in excess of 30,000 different species, and in an effort to make their identification easier, the swimming pool industry classifies them as:
Green Algae – This can be blue green in appearance, tends to be patchy on pool walls and floors and suspended in the water.
Mustard Algae – This is yellow in colour, hence the name, and can be stubborn to move as it tends to cling to the pool surface via cracks and crevices.
Black Algae (also known as Black Spot) – This is black in colour and clings to the pool surface via cracks and crevices in small patches.
Pink Algae – This is not really an algae, but in fact bacteria which forms a pink layer or clear slime over surfaces.

WHICH PRODUCT IS BEST FOR ELIMINATING GREEN ALGAE?

For swimming pools that cannot use copper based algaecides then we recommend our Knock-Out Algaecide, which is copper free and can be dosed on a weekly basis. For pools that can use copper based algaecides and if you are looking for long term protection (a minimum dose of once every 3-6 months) then we recommend our Lo-Chlor Algaecide. Both products can be used as a CURATIVE or PREVENTATIVE treatment.



WHICH PRODUCT IS BEST FOR ELIMINATING MUSTARD ALGAE?

If you just want to kill the mustard algae and/or you cannot use copper based algaecides in your swimming pool then we recommend Knock-Out Algaecide. If you can use copper based algaecides and/or you want longer term protection against future mustard algae growth then our dual action Total Algaecide should be the choice.



WHICH PRODUCT IS BEST FOR ELIMINATING BLACK SPOT ALGAE?

Black Spot algae can be one of the most difficult algae infestations to cure. Lo-Chlor Black Spot Algaecide is a concentrated formulation specifically designed for treating clinging algae, particularly Black Spot, in all types of pools.


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