5. Clean your filters
Your pool’s filtration system will be an essential part of removing dead algae! Do a backwash if you have a sand (or stone/glass) filtration system to clean it. If you have a cartridge system, be sure to clean the cartridges with a good water jet (pressure machine) to remove as much debris as possible.
6. Swish your water
If possible, test and balance the water, especially the pH (7.4 – 7.6). All pool products work most effectively when the water is properly balanced.
7. Shock treatment
Add Dazzle Ultra Shock : This is a shock treatment for your pool. For best results, apply slowly into a clean, empty skimmer. Wait 15 minutes before applying the Algae Clear 60.
Add Dazzle Algae Clear 60, our most potent all-purpose algicide. Apply by pouring the necessary amount on the edges of the pool.
Sometimes not all algae problems can be destroyed in one application. Factors that determine this are 1) how long the algae has been growing, 2) what is the resistance of the algae strain you have, 3) what other factors may be contributing to the problem (e.g., faulty filtration or circulation, excessive phosphate, nitrate, or ammonia contamination, other chlorine demand problems (e.g., pollen).
If the pool water does not show noticeable signs of improvement within 48 hours, consult a technician at Seahorse Pool for next steps. It is likely that another application of Dazzle Ultra Shockwill be necessary.
When the water has lost its green color, we will often find scrambled water or clear water (for the lucky ones). This is perfectly normal! The cloudy water shows that all the algae has died, so we can begin the cleaning process to clarify the water.
8. Clarifying the pool
Apply a bag Jack’s Magic Super Pacs in the skimmer, our most effective product for accelerating the destruction of algae and digesting dead algae to return water to the desired clarity. In colder water, this may take longer, but the return to desired clarity should occur in 2-4 days.
It will certainly take some time and a little work, but with the right tips and equipment, you’ll be an algae destruction expert in no time. Here’s a promotion to encourage you. Click here!