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Frequently Asked Questions

Pool Care::Maintenance


What are common problems and what can I do about them?

ALGAE
A common "green" algae that can be free floating or wall-clinging. Ranges in severity from patches on walls and bottoms to entire pools. Can clog filters and create surface damage if left unchecked.

Solution:
Banish™ - Kills all types of swimming pool algae


BLACK ALGAE
Forms in cracks and crevices on pool surfaces, especially plaster finishes. Known for protective coatings that make it impervious to normal chlorine levels.

Solution:
Banish™ - Kills all types of swimming pool algae
Spot Kill™ - Formulated to kill black algae on walls.
Spot Kill WP - Only used on white plaster pools.


CHLORINE RESIDUAL
The most common cause of increased chlorine demand is a high level of contaminants. Bring a water sample in; we'll test it for free and make a recommendation.

Solution:
Burn Out Extreme™
Burn Out 35 - Corrects chlorine levels


CLOUDY WATER
Hazy, murky appearance. Caused by poor filtration, inadequate circulation, water balance, low sanitizer levels and/or lack of routine oxidation.

Solution:
Lo 'N Slo™ - Corrects high pH
Strip Kwik™
NEW improved Kleen It™ - Cleans dirty filter media
Burn Out Extreme™
Burn Out 35 - Boosts sanitizer levels


FOAM
Foam is caused by elevated levels of algicide or a foaming algicide in pools with jetted returns, attached spas or water features. Foaming can also be caused by a foreign contaminant such as soap or oil entering the pool. Foam should dissipate over time, but the use of Anti-Foam will help clear the foam much more rapidly. To prevent foam from occurring due to high algicide levels, skip your next scheduled addition of Back Up™ or switch to non-foaming Algae All 60™.

Solution:
Anti-Foam - Eliminates foam quickly


MUSTARD (YELLOW) ALGAE
A chlorine-resistant form of green algae. Often resembles dirt or sand on bottom or sides of pool. It can be brushed away very easily, but returns quickly. Although it can create a large chlorine demand, it has been known to survive in high levels of chlorine.

Solution:
Banish™ - Kills all types of swimming pool algae


SCALE
Scale formation is caused by high calcium hardness.

Solution:
Scale Inhibitor - Eliminates scale discoloration. Helps prevent scale from forming on pool surfaces and damaging the equipment


STAINING
Discoloration of pool equipment and surfaces caused by contamination, sunlight and metals in pool water.

Solution:
Stain Remover - Removes most stains from pool surfaces and returns all metals to pool water
Pool Magnet™ Plus - Ties up metals in pool water
Sparkle-Up™ - Aids physical removal of metals through a filter

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