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Tatty


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Message Posted:
14/08/2009 19:46

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I use allgicide in our pool but still get green and black allgie between the wall tiles where am i going wrong.

Tatty.



Navek



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14/08/2009 20:05

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Hi Tatty,

Might be a good idea to check the chlorine & pH levels are correct before you put algaecide in.

If not, I'm sure Vaughan or Zerochlor will put you right.

Good luck,

Navek



david123


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14/08/2009 20:11

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Hi Tatty,



Have you been scrubbing it?



If not you need to keep removing it from the walls etc,



and keep all chem levels correct remove with a pool wire brush which needs to be done daily, the algicide just put in with no scrubbing is no good.



Good luck.



David



Washerman


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Message Posted:
14/08/2009 20:15

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Tatty....have you mispelt algae or alligator? One is easier to get rid of than the other!

Washerman



keithcaley



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14/08/2009 22:50

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- And if you do use a wire brush, make sure that it is STAINLESS STEEL - if you use an ordinary one, bits will drop off, and you'll have rusty spots all over the bottom - VERY difficult to get rid of!



zerochlor


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15/08/2009 04:40

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ohhh washerman...cutting!!



tatty.

u are not alone this time of the year with black algea or algea



said i was going to bed as im phissed



anyway,seen ur post,was interested in maybe trying to help you.



all i can say is that so many pool companies and cleaning companies have been useing zerochlor this last july and august.

IT DOES WORK AND STOPS UR PROBLEMS.



just to let you all know



swimming pools are going to work out quite cheap next year to zerochlor rather than chlorinate!!



ooopppps, am i phissed again or am i being serious!!!



lets see around december time shall we,,youll all be suprised!



After all.it will be xmas!



a merry merry zerochlor to all!

and a happy green free pool!



hattikins


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Message Posted:
15/08/2009 10:16

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Well, the reply from Zerochlor was really helpful wasn't it .... remind me who not to ask if I have a problem with my pool.



keithcaley



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15/08/2009 10:43

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hattikins,

I've often thought that there should be a feature that stops you posting after about midnight or so - it would be most useful - rather like a facility to disable the deep-fat fryer after pub closing time, to stop people burning their houses down just 'cos they fancy some chips!

I'm sure he'll be a bit more coherent when his head 'wears off'...

Keith.



TRNCVaughan


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Message Posted:
15/08/2009 10:56

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Algae is a sign of long term low levels of chlorine (or whatever you use).

Once you get algae it is difficult to get rid of. It is a daily task, involving shocking, brushing with a s/steel brush and vacuuming. Don't relent until you are 100% sure it has been defeated or it will be back and so will you, where you started.



Tatty


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Message Posted:
15/08/2009 11:34

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Hi Vaughan

Can you get rid of Algae by Oxidation.



TRNCVaughan


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15/08/2009 13:12

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Hi Tatty,



Sorry, what do you mean by Oxidation?



zerochlor


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 03:21

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Message 7



hattikins



if you read message 6. the answer is there



zerochlor does kill black algea and algea,but as TRNCVaughan says,theres no simple magic fix,it needs a little elbow grease to get rid of it ,but as others have found out to there delight,zerochlor was the answer to there black algea problems.



HATTIKINS, im glad i was of some help to you !!



Tatty


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 09:16

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Where to buy wire brush to clean pool walls.

Thanks



Washerman


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16/08/2009 09:23

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(shorts and flip flops or, scuba gear) 'Short' or, 'long' handled - Sorry.



Washerman



Geejay


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 10:26

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The only brushes I've seen are hard bristled ones not wire, which needs a lot of effort to clean the sides. Would wire brushes damage the tiles ? i.e. scratch the tile surface.



Algaecide only kills water born algae not that which adheres to the sides. Algaecide should be applied at least once a week to prevent algae forming in the water.



Arthur


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 12:39

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Algy in the swimming pool?



Does Biggles know?



Diogenes


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 13:39

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With respect, like too many other pool owners in TRNC, you need a Floatron.



For details go here:-



http://www.agobard.com



TRNCVaughan


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 14:59

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s/steel algae brushes are available from SIBA.



negativenick


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 15:02

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mess 17 - Sold my floatron - far to messy to clean and too much faffing around for my liking.....



And far too expensive for what they are (hasn't anyone told you that you can get a DVD player from Asda for 15 - so how can a floatron be over 100 quid ?)....



Tatty


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 17:35

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Hi Vaughan.

Where is SIBA.



Vidal


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Message Posted:
16/08/2009 17:39

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Msg 19 Hi Neg Nick



Did the floatron work though?



Just looking at them on line..doesnt say anything about having to clean them, just replace the do dah every year or so.





Recommend/not recommend??



TRNCVaughan


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Message Posted:
17/08/2009 09:47

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3 SIBA shops. One next to Bellapais traffic lights, one next to Pine Bay Club, Alsancak and other next to Green Petrol, Alsancak..



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