Algaecide vs Shock

RSAnative

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May 26, 2013
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Hi All!

I got a new guy opening the pool this year (don't judge me, I will try to open myself next year) and he said he doesn't add algaecide because the shock will kill the algaecide. Fact or fiction? Does that mean need to add my own algaecide? Also, I know from being on here that most people prefer liquid chlorine and that's what I tend to use but is it ok to supplement with tabs? I can only find tabs with stabilizer and I don't want to "over stabilize" my pool.

Thanks!
Robert
 

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Hi All!

I got a new guy opening the pool this year (don't judge me, I will try to open myself next year) and he said he doesn't add algaecide because the shock will kill the algaecide. Fact or fiction? Does that mean need to add my own algaecide? Also, I know from being on here that most people prefer liquid chlorine and that's what I tend to use but is it ok to supplement with tabs? I can only find tabs with stabilizer and I don't want to "over stabilize" my pool.

Thanks!
Robert
He is correct enough to give him a thumbs up. Not many folks know that about algaecide......chlorine only is the best way to clear your pool.

Tabs are just fine as long as you DO YOUR OWN TESTING and stop using them when appropriate. Can you test for yourself?
 

RSAnative

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May 26, 2013
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Yes, I have a good testing kit for CYA levels. So algaecide should never be necessary? Good to know! Thank you!!

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A great metaphor!Thank you!