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Thread: Copper based Algaecide

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    mikemass's Avatar
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    Copper based Algaecide

    Why would one ever use a copper (or metal) based Algaecide? Don't we want to keep metals OUT of the pool? What's the advantage?
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    Re: Copper based Algaecide

    There is no advantage due to the drawbacks, and we recommend against their use in all cases.

    Copper is a good algaecide, but it has too many negatives for pool use.
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