The addition of sanitizer, shock and algaecide on a regular basis will be more effective at preventing algae growth than treating algae once it is visible in a pool. However, if algae does appear, follow the steps below for treatment:
Step 1: Adjust the pH to 7.2 – 7.4.
Step 2: Brush the pool walls and floor completely.
Step 3: Shock the pool with POOL Breeze® TopShock® or POOL Breeze® Power 73 shock.
Step 4: After 24 hours, add POOL Breeze® Defender or another POOL Breeze® Algaecide according to label directions. Your authorized POOL Breeze® Dealer can recommend which product is best for your pool.
Step 5: Run the filter 24-48 hours, brushing and vacuuming frequently.
Step 6: If algae remains a problem, contact your authorized POOL Breeze® Dealer for further directions.
NOTE – If you continue to experience algae, despite a high chlorine reading, the pool water may contain too much stabilizer (cyanuric acid) which interferes with the efficiency of the chlorine.