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Revive!® Start Up / Clean Up

Green Tint or Cloudy

Green pools are caused by one of two things: algae or high levels of copper.
The easiest way to diagnose which issue a pool has is to determine whether the pool is green and clear(copper) or green and cloudy(algae).

Treatment Protocol

  1. Balance Water.
  2. After water is balanced, turn off pump for 24-48 hours.
  3. Spray up to 64oz of Revive START UP / CLEAN UP per 24,000 gallons of pool water over pool surface, depending on the severity of the initial copper issue
  4. As time passes, debris will form on the floor of the pool as the pool water gradually clears.
  5. Once the water is clear, vacuum the debris through the waste portal on the valve of the sand or DE filter. For cartridge filter pools, vacuum the debris to the filter then clean the cartridge element.
  6. Resume normal pool maintenance program or begin the E-Z POOL® or PEPPER® program.

 

Green Cloudy Pools(Algae)

  1. Balance Water. 
  2. Treat algae with chlorinated shock product at a rate of 4# granular or 4 gallons liquid per 10,000 gallons of pool water and/or algaecide following \"problem solving\" label instructions on bottle.
  3. After algae has dissipated, turn off circulation system.
  4. Spray up to 64oz of Revive START UP / CLEAN UP per 24,000 gallons of pool water over the pool surface, depending on the severity of the initial algae issue.
  5. Keep pool pump turned off for 24-48 hours. As time passes, debris will form on the floor of the pool as the pool water gradually clears.
  6. Once the water is clear, vacuum the debris through the waste portal on the valve of the sand or DE filter. For cartridge filter pools, vacuum the debris to the filter then clean the cartridge element.
  7. Resume normal pool maintenance program or begin the E-Z POOL® or PEPPER® program.

 

Extremely Cloudy Water
(Main Drain / Pool Floor and entry steps not visible)

  1. Balance Water. 
  2. After water is balanced, turn off pump for 24-48 hours.
  3. Spray up to 64oz of Revive START UP / CLEAN UP per 24,000 gallons of pool water over pool surface, depending on the severity of the initial copper issue
  4. Keep pool pump turned off for 24-48 hours. As time passes, debris will form on the floor of the pool and the pool water will gradually clear at the same time
  5. Once the water is clear, vacuum the debris through the waste portal on the valve of the sand or DE filter. For cartridge filter pools, vacuum the debris to the filter then clean the cartridge element.
  6. Resume normal pool maintenance program or begin the E-Z POOL® or PEPPER® program.

 

 

Treating Algae

 Algae Pools
Algae outbreaks can form in pools because of improper balance and sanitization, high phosphate levels, bather loads, and weather. Pools treated with E-Z POOL®have No Algae Guaranteed!. For pools not treated with E-Z POOL®, there are many ways to treat for algae. It is important to note that phosphates are algae food and when those levels reach 500ppb or higher, the pool should be treated.

Mustard Algae
Brush pool surface and treat with a sodium bromide-based algaecide/chlorine enhancer along with chlorinated shock, follow product label instructions during treatment. Be sure that everything that has come into contact with the pool is clean and sanitized.

Green Algae
Brush pool surface and treat with chlorinated shock. Dosage should be determined by severity of issue. Supplement with a copper-based algaecide and follow the product directions the day following chlorine treatment. See Treatment Protocol for Green Cloudy Pools.

Black Algae
Treat with a stain & scale product, brush algae spots, then dose with triple chelated copper-based algaecide, typically know as an "extended life" algaecide. Follow the label directions and repeat if necessary.

  • Black Algae - characterized by small round lumps of black and typically found in plastered pools.
  • Black Stains - when these stains appear under a liner, they may be misconstrued as algae when it is really a mold that forms due to groundwater under a vinyl liner.

 

After Algae Treatment

  • After algae has been treated, turn off circulation system.
  • Spray up to 64oz of Revive START UP/CLEAN UP per 24,000 gallons of pool water over pool surface, depending on the severity of the initial algae issue.
  • Keep pool pump turned off for 24-48 hours. As time passes, debris will form on the flow of the pools and the pool water will gradually clear at the same time
  • Once the water is clear, vacuum the debris through the waste portal on the valve of the sand or DE filter. On cartridge filter pools, vacuum the debris to the filter then clean the cartridge element.
  • Resume normal pool maintenance or begin on the E-Z POOL® or PEPPER® program.

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