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Algae Problems in your Pool?

By Costa Rica Pools and Construction

Algae are single-celled plants that live in water. Following are conditions that may contribute to algae growth: High pH (over 7.6), low or no Free Chlorine residual, poor water circulation or short filter.

PROBLEM: Green algae is the most common type of algae. Usually floats freely in water but can grow on the surface as well.  It causes “pea soup” green water.

SOLUTION:  Adjust the pH of the water to 7.2 to 7.6 and be sure the Free Chlorine residual is 1-3 ppm.  Algae treatments will be much less effective if the pool cannot maintain a chlorine residual. Each algaecide has specific application information on the label. Read and follow label directions.

Use the following algaecides:

  • Tri- Coppercide from Costa Rica Pools

Success will be improved with proper brushing of the pool. Run the filter for 24-48 hours following treatment or until the water clears. Repeat treatment as necessary. Add Sparkling Blue water clarifier to help clear the water of dead algae and debris. Thereafter, make sure that the pH is 7.2 — 7.6 and that the Free Chlorine residual between 1-3 ppm is maintained.

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