Your Pool Care
as Simple as ABC
Treating your pool
regularly with a High-Strength Algaecide will prevent & kill
Green, Mustard, & even Black Algae as well as save you $$$ on
Pool Block & Pool Drops are the easiest, most cost-efficient
Algaecide on the market, and will save you money on your pool.
Don't let this happen to your pool this
simply turn the filter off and forget the pool for 3 or 4 months.
This is false economy because the time, effort and money needed to get
the pool water correctly adjusted next season, will be far more than
the little needed to maintain it during winter.
1 . Thoroughly backwash the filter. Ensure that
the skimmer basket and hair and lint pot are free of debris. Lubricate
all o-rings with a silicone based lubricant.
2. Adjust the Total Alkalinity level with
sodium bicarbonate. This should be between 125-180ppm.
3. Adjust the pH to 7.2 to 7.6
Remember, always add the acid to the water and never in amounts more
than 500 mls.
4. Superchlorinate ask us about
amounts of chlorine you must add.
5. Treat with a high-strength Algaecide such as Pool
Drops or Pool Blocks
6. Run Pump & Filter daily for 2-3
7. Check Chlorine levels every 1-2
weeks to maintain 1ppm Free Chlorine
If the pool is equipped with a salt chlorinator, clean the
cell with a recognised salt cell cleaner. Adjust the control to the 1/2
production setting. It will be necessary to check the chlorine level in
the pool for the next 2 weeks, to ensure that there is a constant level
1 - 2 p.p.m.free available chlorine at all times. The production
control on the salt chlorinator may have to be adjusted to increase or
decrease its output.
After carrying out these procedures, it should only be necessary to
check the chlorine level every 2 weeks and empty the skimmer basket if
it has a build up of leaves etc.
Check occasionally to ensure the water level is half way up the skimmer
box opening and that the pressure gauge on the filter is not indicating
This simple procedure will ensure that your pool will be ready for the
first warm days of next summer.
INFORMATION ABOUT POOL DROPS AND POOL BLOCKS:
BLOCKS All Seasons Algicide are a
unique, highly effective, long term algicide treatment consisting of
five 300g slow release tablets in each 1.5 Kg container. To treat an
average 50,000 litre pool, simply add two (2) blocks initially to the
skimmer basket for pools with an existing algae problem followed by
just one (1) block per month to provide long term protection against
all forms of algae growth. POOL BLOCKS
provide an entire four month treatment period initially, then last five
months as a year round 'first step' against all algae growth and
provide savings on your chemical costs and reduce your filtration
running time. In larger pools of 75,000 litres, simply add three blocks
initially followed by one block every three weeks thereafter, or in
smaller pools the individual tablets may be halved and added as shown
on the the label.
The active constituent is a
natural trace element, an ionic copper salt which is strongly complexed
to prevent reactions with chlorine. They contain our secret food grade
non actives which makes the algicide more effective at very low
concentrations. Once dissolved in the pool water as per directions,
they treat the water at less than the Australian Standard for private
swimming pool water quality and also less than the Australian and WHO
standards for drinking water, so they can be used year round. POOL
BLOCKS effectively control all types of algae
including green, blackspot and mustard algae in fibreglass, vinyl
lined, tiled, painted and pebblecrete swimming pools. Once all algae is
eliminated, chlorine is more efficient at performing it's principal
task of destroying bacteria as there is much less organic material
present in the water to consume the excess sanitiser. This provides
substantial chlorine savings in both summer and winter and the pool
water sparkles with exceptional clarity compared to all other
treatments. They store for many years at full
strength and only become active when dissolved in the pool water,
keeping pools clean with less vacuuming, filtration and salt
chlorinator running time which saves electricity and makes your pool
maintenance a breeze.
The key to the success of POOL
BLOCKS is the simplicity of adding a regular
monthly algicide treatment, this maintains an
effective constant low level of algicide in the
water all year round. This acts as a 'first line of defence' against
all algae problems which can occur quickly in untreated pools. Chlorine
is a very short term treatment designed to kill bacteria and the free
chlorine level can be lost in just a few hours leaving the pool prone
to algae growth and damaging wall based algae can quickly take hold
without the protection of a long term algicide treatment. Research has
shown that a low level of free chlorine is more effective with a low
level of algicide present in the water and less chlorine is wasted on
organic material. For best results, the pH should be maintained within
the correct range of 7.2 to 7.6 (7.2 is ideal and makes your sanitiser
most efficient); this is a simple task especially in fibreglass, vinyl
lined, tiled and sealed pools where the natural pH of the pool surface
Plus Liquid Algicide is a highly
effective, long term liquid algicide treatment specially designed to
provide pool owners with the simplest 'once a season' application.
Simply pour this concentrated algicide as per directions around the
outside edge of the pool (with the filter running) and the water is
then treated for an entire three month season. They eliminate all types
of free floating, wall based and blackspot algae, saving substantial
amounts of chlorine and other pool chemicals. Customers say they far
outperform all standard strength liquid algicides.
The key to the outstanding
performance of POOL DROPS Plus
over all other standard strength liquid algicides is the extended
treatment period of an entire season, compared to just a few weeks in
the case of weaker products. They are a concentrated formulation
containing around twice the active ingredient of standard algicides and
are specially formulated with a blend of chelating agents to create one
of the most stable products available. This extra long term performance
is the result of being very resistant to break down by chlorine and
other pool chemicals, UV from sunlight, elevated water temperatures and
elevated pH level as is common in concrete pools in particular. The
additional active ingredient stays in the water longer and results in
an extended treatment period even in the most testing climatic
conditions, in heated pools or where pool owners want the least effort
in their pool care.
Plus are especially effective over the
widest pH range of 7.2 through to 7.9 and perform well in conditions
where all other competitive products fail. This is especially the case
in pools with alkaline wall surfaces such as concrete, pebblecrete and
marblesheen where the pH is difficult to maintain in the ideal range.
They work exceptionally well in all types of swimming pools where a
long term 'once per season' application is
preferred. As an all seasons algicide, POOL DROPS
Plus are also an excellent winteriser in the
non-swimming months as the product remains active in the water for many
months on end without the need for repeated doses within the treatment
period. In the summer months, they naturally excel as an effective chlorine
saver as free chlorine levels are not wasted on algae control.
Simply pour POOL
DROPS Plus around the deep end of the swimming pool
with the filter running and mark the date of application on the panel
provided on the brochure to keep track of the treatment period. Looking
after your pool could not be more simple. They also work well in spas,
water features and fountains where a long term algae treatment is