Algaecides

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Lo-Chlor chemicals have 25 years experience in treating the most difficult forms of algae. All Lo-Chlor algaecides are made from high quality materials and are guaranteed non-staining.

Algae are a type of plant, with over 30 thousand different species. For ease of identification in swimming pools these are best broken into two main types, floating algae and clinging algae. Blue/Green algae is the most prevalent floating algae found in swimming pools. Clinging algae like black spot and mustard algae grow into the pool's finish and are generally harder to treat. Algae, like all plants require water and nutrients to grow. Even a clean, clear pool can turn into a green swamp overnight as a single algae spore can quickly grow into billions. 
Lo-Chlor chemicals are the only company that decided to tackle algae at the source by taking away its food supply (phosphate) with its revolutionary product "Starver".

The importance of pH: All algae cells are surrounded by a waxy coating (the cell wall). Penetration by chemicals is made easier by reducing the pH of the pool water prior to adding an algaecide. A pH between 7.0 and 7.2 is desirable.
The importance of brushing: Regular brushing with a suitable stiff brush is of benefit in algae removal. Brushing helps to break the waxy coating mentioned above and so make the task of the algaecide easier.
How do we treat algae chemically? There are many algaecides available to-day. Whilst all work to some degree, only Lo-Chlor provide swimming pool owners with the easiest, most cost effective solutions at the best price. Lo-Chlor Chemicals have the most extensive range of specialist algaecides available.
Chlorine as an algaecide: It is true that chlorine compounds can be used to treat algae infestations. Some algae can consume large quantities of chlorine, reducing the free chlorine available to control bacteria and viruses. Far better to use an effective algaecide and reduce the quantity of chlorine sanitiser. This will save time and money.
The importance of Starver: Lo-Chlor Starver is a revolutionary new weapon in the fight against algae. This natural compound removes phosphate (algae food) from the pool's water, essentially starving the algae. When used in conjunction with a Lo-Chlor algaecide and regular sanitising, green pools will be a thing of the past.