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Can you add algaecide and clarifier at the same time?

Last Updated: 15th May, 2021

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Can I add floc and algaecide together? You should never mix chemicals together. Add the algaecide first and allow it to kill the algae; once it's dead and your filter's cleaned up the dead algae, clean out or change your filter.

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Correspondingly, how long after adding algaecide can I add clarifier?

If you are referring to foam (not air bubbles), a clarifier can help your filter remove foam, soaps, oils, etc., but you must wait after adding the algaecide per the instructions on the product (usually 12 hours).

Beside above, what does algaecide and clarifier do? Algaecide + Clarifier is a fast-acting algae treatment that kills and prevents common green algae while clarifies water for clear water. Use weekly to prevent green pool algae. This two-in-one formula works great for all pool types, including saltwater pools.

Similarly, you may ask, can I add algaecide and shock at the same time?

Shocking your pool and adding an algaecide to the water are two ways to get rid of the sickly green color caused by algae growth, but you shouldn't do these things at the same time. Chlorine combines with the algaecide ingredients and renders them useless.

Is clarifier the same as algaecide?

Swimming pool clarifiers and algaecides are often grouped together, but exist for two very different reasons. What are algaecides? “Quat” or “polyquat” algaecides are safer to use than copper-based algaecide given that they do not cause staining, but quats can cause foaming if they are not used properly.

Related Question Answers

Salima Anibal

Professional

What happens if you put too much clarifier in your pool?

What happens when you add too much clarifier is that all the little particles clump together too much an end up as a colloidal suspension. When that happens, the whole thing turns cloudy. It'll clear but it will take a while. Run the filter 24/7 until is clears.

Aleix Bahvalov

Professional

What happens if you put too much shock in your pool?

If you put too much shock in the pool, simply wait it out. If you have a cover on your pool, take it off. The more sun that hits your water, the faster it will dissipate. Technically, if your free chlorine levels are holding up swimming UP TO your shock level, depending on your CYA, is safe.

Jillian Londwiche

Professional

Can you over shock a pool?

Start off by adding 3 or 4 gallons, and if you see no results overnight, add 3 or 4 more gallons the next day. Continue this process until you notice the water changing color to either cloudy white, light green or clear. YOU CANNOT OVER SHOCK A POOL ! The more you add, the quicker it will clear !

Ijaz Geissendorfer

Explainer

How long does it take for clarifier to clear pool?

Pool clarifiers take a few days to work, so if you have a pool party coming up and you want to get your pool ready, you may want to treat the water at least a week in advance. It also requires that you run the pump and filter for 24 hours at least through the first few days of the treatment or as often as possible.

Amalia Velikhov

Explainer

How often can you put clarifier in pool?

When should Pool Clarifiers be Used? Pool Clarifiers are not meant to be used all season long, but are quite helpful at pool opening, after an algae bloom, or battles with cloudy pool water. Follow label directions, but most pools can be retreated after 5-7 days, with a lower dosage than initially used.

Bernita Leidiger

Explainer

Xiaole Mila

Pundit

Can you use too much algaecide?

Adding too much algaecide will have a counterproductive effect. The product will have a tougher time working when it's saturated in the water. There's not much to remedy an algaecide overdose except letting it naturally dissipate. Swimmer usage, evaporation and backwashing are all factors that can contribute to this.

Norayr Esquilas

Pundit

Can I add shock and stabilizer at the same time?

I would take the pH down first, if you're planning to shock, because high levels of chlorine give falsely high pH readings. If you're not shocking, then you can work on chlorine and pH at the same time. You can goahead and add stabilizer as soon as the green is cleaned up-- the sooner the better. :) Thank you Aylad!

Rusi Suk

Pundit

How long does it take shock to kill algae?

Give the shock a good 12 to 24 hours to work it's magic. If the algae hasn't cleared up after 24-48 hours, clean and brush the pool and add another shock treatment.

Usha Pane

Pundit

Why is my pool still green after shock and algaecide?

One of the main reasons why your water is still green even after you have shocked it is because of badly balanced pool chemicals. High levels of phosphates can cause algae to bloom! Try to lower your phosphate levels while continuing on putting chlorine to kill the algae.

Maud Haublein

Teacher

Can you add shock and chlorine at the same time?

Chlorine shock + Sequester Agent: Chlorine shock will also disrupt stain & scale chemicals, aka chelators or sequestering agents, if added at the same time. Add Stain & Scale chemicals a day before or several days after, shocking a pool.

Jadiya Rambaum

Teacher

Does shock kill algae?

The goal with using chlorine shock to kill algae is to get your pool to be a cloudy blue color. Blue or white means the algae has been killed. When algae is dead, it turns a gray color. Now, you 'll need to run your pump and filter continuously until the water is clear.

Tawfiq Meijer

Supporter

Does pool clarifier kill algae?

When your shock treatment kills the algae, it'll turn your water a cloudy blue. Run your filter continuously for a minimum of eight hours until the water clears up. You may add pool water clarifier If you click this link and make a purchase, we earn a commission at no additional cost to you. to speed up the process.

Inssaf Mehler

Supporter

Can you use bleach in your pool to kill algae?

The usual goal is to raise the FAC concentration to a value between 1 and 3 ppm, but because you're trying to kill algae, it's best to increase the amount of bleach you would normally add and wait for the FAC level to drop before using the pool.

Xinmei Belotserkovets

Beginner

Can I put shock and algaecide in at the same time?

Shocking your pool and adding an algaecide to the water are two ways to get rid of the sickly green color caused by algae growth, but you shouldn't do these things at the same time. Shock your pool to kill algae, then use an algicide to prevent it from coming back.

Evgeny Recknagel

Beginner

How do you use algaecide clarifier?

VISIBLE ALGAE GROWTH: Add an initial dose of 97 to 128 oz of CLOROX® Pool&Spa™ Algaecide + Clarifier per 10,000 gallons of water to rid the water of algae. Thereafter, add 24 to 48 oz (per 10,000 gallons) weekly during the swimming season to prevent re-growth of algae.

Diosdada Chain

Beginner

Can you put baking soda in a pool?

When you need to raise the pH, you can add baking soda, but only if the total alkalinity of the water is also low. If the alkalinity is in the proper range or high, you should use soda ash to raise pH. Add baking soda to your pool water to raise the pH and make the water more comfortable for swimming.

Ansa Paladino

Beginner

Can you use too much clarifier in a pool?

Too much clarifier in the pool can act as a dispersant instead of a coagulant. Be careful not to overdose pool clarifiers, especially if you also use a metal sequestrant (Stain & Scale) product in your pool because it could cause staining.