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Thread: My PB used algaecide when he opened my pool - sigh

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    My PB used algaecide when he opened my pool - sigh

    I don't use algaecide. PB came and opened our pool yesterday and left a bottle of algaecide that he apparently used to dose the pool. I can live with that, as long as it isn't copper based. I'll just go back to BBB like has been working for me for the last 7 years. The ingredients list on the bottle is long and is just chemical names. I don't see the word copper on it anywhere. It is Hydrotech Swimgard. Can I assume there's no copper in it?
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    Re: My PB used algaecide when he opened my pool - sigh

    I would think they would say the percentage of elemental copper that would be in it if it does.
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: My PB used algaecide when he opened my pool - sigh

    You got lucky.

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