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BioGuard Algae Destruction

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STEP 1: VACUUM, BRUSH & REMOVE AS MUCH DEBRIS FROM THE POOL AS POSSIBLE


STEP 2: CLEAN YOUR FILTERS

                Sand Filters: Backwash DAILY (backwash 2 mins, rinse 30 sec). If you haven’t chemically cleaned your filter in the last 3 months, we recommend you do that with 1 bag of Filter Brite today.

                Cartridge Filters: Remove the filter elements and rinse them both thoroughly (takes 60-90 mins). If you haven’t chemically cleaned your filters in the last 3 months, we recommend you do that with 4 bags of Filter Brite today.

You MUST chemically clean the filters once the algae is gone, or it will come back.

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STEP 3: DOUBLE OXIDATION

Tonight, when the sun is no longer directly hitting the pool, slowly broadcast the recommended amount of Burn Out across the pool surface.

CAUTION: If chemical is not fully dissolved or applied too quickly, permanent staining can occur (this is why brushing is vital)

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STEP 4: ERASE

Pour the recommended amount of Erase all around pool edges. After it’s been added to the pool, brush pool sides and bottom again.

In 48 hours, the green color should be gone, if it’s not, repeat step 3 every evening until the pool no longer has a green appearance.

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STEP 5: RETEST & CLARIFY

After the green color is gone, the pool water may look blueish/milky/cloudy. This means the algae is dead. At this point, please bring in another sample and see your Aqua-Tech analyst for the correct treatment.

You MUST chemically clean your filters after the algae is gone, or you’re at a high risk for it coming back.


Please feel free to contact us at the waterlab with any questions or concerns that you may have; watertesting@aqua-tech.ca

All links to the products listed in this blog post are below:

BioGuard Filter Brite: https://shop.aqua-tech.ca/products/bioguard-filter-brite-250gm

BioGuard Burn-Out 3: https://shop.aqua-tech.ca/products/bioguard-burn-out-3-8kg

BioGuard Erase: https://shop.aqua-tech.ca/collections/all/products/bioguard-erase-946ml

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