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Pool and Spa Chemicals FAQ

Store chemicals under cover in a dry, clean, cool and well-ventilated area away from sunlight. Store liquid chemicals upright. In case of spillage, flush with large quantities of water. When handling chemicals, read & follow the instructions on the label. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid contact with skin. Avoid breathing dust. Wear suitable protective clothing, including eye/face protection. ALWAYS add chemicals to water, DO NOT add water to chemicals. DO NOT MIX chemicals. To dispose container, rinse empty containers in the pool water before disposal. Then dispose of empty container with household waste. If you require further assistance, please contact the BARACUDA® After Sales support team on 1300 784 423.
To fix a green pool, we recommend taking the followings steps:

1. Brush the walls and floor with BARACUDA® Algae Brush to dislodge algae into pool water.
2. Use BARACUDA® Algae Killer or BARACUDA® Pool Algaecide
3. Shock your pool with BARACUDA® Xtreme Shock
4. Keep filtration running for 24 hours
5. Pool water will turn milky from dead algae. When algae is dead, it turns a grey colour. If the pool stays green after the shock treatment, your pool may have a problem with metals.
6. Treat pool for cloudiness with BARACUDA® Liquid Floc
7. Allow the flocculant to settle and vacuum to waste
8. Backwash filter to remove dead algae

A green pool is caused by naturally-occurring algae growth. To prevent algae growth in pools, the water should be maintained with the correct pH and chlorine levels through regular testing. Algae feed on nutrients from dead leaves, fertilisers used in gardens or birds such as ducks that visit your pool. Luckily, phosphates can be removed using BARACUDA® Phosphate Remover.

If your pool is already green, use BARACUDA® Pool Algaecide for fast-acting algae destruction. Follow the instructions on the label. For longer lasting algae control, use BARACUDA® Algae Killer. If you require further assistance, please contact the BARACUDA® After Sales support team on 1300 784 423.

Depending on the cloudiness of your pool, we recommend the followings steps:

If you can’t see the pool steps
1. Use BARACUDA® Liquid Floc or Floc Granules
2. Vacuum to waste
3. Keep filtration running for 24 hours

If you can just see the pool steps
1. Use BARACUDA® Liquid Clarifier
2. Keep filtration running for 24 hours

A little bit cloudy?
1. Add BARACUDA® Sparkle Clarifier Tablet to the skimmer
2. Keep filtration running for 24 hours

A cloudy pool can be caused by the presence of particles that are smaller than your pool’s filter capacity. To prevent cloudy pool water, the water should be maintained with the correct pH and chlorine levels with regular testing. Clarifiers and Flocculants increase the size of fine particles by binding them together like a magnet. These bigger particles can now be filtered out through the filter, or settle out and vacuumed to waste. The pool water will return to its original sparkling quality after treatment. Over time, the filter can also be blocked by oils and grease from product such as sunscreen and makeup. This can be fixed using BARACUDA® Filter Cleaner & Degreaser. If you require further assistance, please contact the BARACUDA® After Sales support team on 1300 784 423.