Pool Problems & Bioguard Troubleshooting

Algae 
Definition / Cause

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
Prevention
  • Optimizer Plus
  • Algae all 60
  • Back up
Black Algae 
Definition / Cause

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

Solution
PREVENTION
  • Optimizer Plus 
  • Algae All 60 
  • Back Up 
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Chlorine Demand
Is your pool not responding to your normal does of chlorine to shock or oxidize the waste out?  This 
increased chlorine demand is a high level of contaminants that we can measure the amount of chlorine it would take to correct this.  The test requires 2 cups of pool water and a 6 hour test.
Solution
Cloudy Water 
Definition / Cause

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

Solution
Foam 
Definition / Cause

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 AntiFoam will help clear the foam much more rapidly.

Solution
    • Anti-Foam: Eliminates foam quickly
    • 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®
Definition / Cause

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 
Definiton / Cause

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 
Definition / Cause

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

Solution