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TropiClear Trouble-Shooting Guide


Problem Cause Treatment Preventative Maintenance
Black and/or dark green spots on the wall Black algae due to low sanitizers in water Use Black Algae Destroyer per directions. Brush spots daily until gone Maintain a free available chlorine residual of 1-3 ppm using TropiClear Sanitizing Chemicals

Yellow/Orange spots on walls, etc

Mustard algae iron in water slimy yellow deposits Use Algaecide 60 or Metal Out to remove iron stains. Check pH. Use Yellow Eliminator Maintain pH (7.2-7.6) range. Treat weekly with Super Shock. Add Metal Out. Add No More Troubles at a weekly rate
Cloudy green water Green algae copper or iron dissolved in water Use Algaecide 60, Algaecide 30 or Metal Out to remove iron stains. Check pH. Use Yellow Eliminator Add Algaecide 60: 2 to 4 ounces per 10,000 gallons. Every 5-7 days after initial treatment. Add Metal Out, make sure pH is balanced before adding Metal Out
Brown/Reddish water, brown stains Corrosion of metal pool hardware due to low pH iron or manganese high pH & total alkalinity Adjust pH to 7.2 to 7.6 by adding pH Plus. Use Stain & Scale Remover. Treat with 4 in 1 Clarifier, lower to proper range with pH Minus Add Stain & Scale Remover weekly to prevent causing stains. Add 4 in 1 Clarifier weekly. Test daily
Clear green water Dissolved copper or iron from fill water, corrosion of copper/metal pipes and pool equipment or very high pH and TA Use 4 in 1 Clarifier. Correct with pH Minus Weekly dosage of 4 in 1 Clarifier. Teat daily and adjust to maintain pH at 7.2-7.6 and TA at 75-120 ppm
Cloudy water Filter not removing small particles, free chlorine residual too low, inadequate filtration, rainfall or high pH or TA 4 in 1 Clarifier. Shock with Super Shock. Clean filter with TSP or Filter Cleaner. Super Shock to destroy dirt, odors. Use pH Minus Weekly dosage of 4 in 1 Clarifier. Maintain free chlorine level at 1-3ppm at all times regardless of pool usage or weather conditions. Shock every other week with Super Shock. Use 4 in 1 Clarifier to coagulate micro particles. Test pH daily
Oil/Grime on tile and vinyl Build up of oils and lotions Tile & Vinyl Brite removes and restores luster Add Skum Remover weekly to prevent build up and improve filtration
Calcium scale deposits Hard water, high pH or TA Stain & Scale Remover and pH Minus Add Stain & Scale Remover. Test daily and maintain pH
Skin/Eye irritation Combined chlorine level too high, pH too low or high Shock Treat pH Plus & pH Minus Maintain disinfectant residual of 1-3ppm at all times. Routinely shock treat with Super Shock. Test daily
Chlorine odor Formation of "combined chlorine" in pool water Super Shock Treat with Super Shock. Treat weekly with Skum Remover
Scum along water line Body oils, grease and dirt accumulations Skum Remover and Tile & Vinyl Brite Maintain clean filter with periodic cleaning using Filter Cleaner. Add Skum Remover weekly to keep pool water scum free
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