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    Algicide

    So I just bought some algicide for the pool because I haven't treated the water when I opened the pool. I'm in the middle of a slam right now. The ingrediants have 50% Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium chloride and 50% other ingredients. Is this something i can put in now to help kill the algea or should I wait?
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    Re: Algicide

    Algaecide does not really kill algae, it is more of a preventative ... stick with bleach and the SLAM process. We do not recommend adding unnecessary chemicals.

    What are your current test results?
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    Re: Algicide

    If you are currently doing a SLAM, then do not add any algaecide. The bleach will do everything you need it to as long as your FC and CYA ratios are correct.
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    Re: Algicide

    Be aware that the algaecide you have will probably cause foaming in the water when you add it.
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    Re: Algicide

    I'm about to add DE to the filter and do a set of test results. I got the algicide because when I was reading the pool openings it said to treat with algicide. Maybe I read it wrong. I'll post back in a bit with the test results.
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    Re: Algicide

    FC 14
    PH was 7.2 at beginning of slam
    CH 50
    TA 50
    CYA assuming 20 (was 0 added 5lbs stabilizer)
    Water is still cloudy blue in deep end and cant see drain yet. Ive been brushing atleast 2x a day. Vacuumed yesterday
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    Re: Algicide

    Perhaps you read about newly built plaster pools- they often suggest algaecides then as a preventative measure while the plaster cures and the pool chemicals and test levels still being tweaked.
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