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Algae and Bacteria in Pools and Hot Tubs

This report is about the effects of bacteria and algae in swimming pools and hot tubs.
It will also explain how to control and, problems if you do not control it. And also what
problems can occur if too many chemicals are used.


To prevent algae their must be a proper chemical balance. You have to have high pH levels
with chlorine. If there is a lot of organic materials in the pool or hot tub this can
produce mass amounts of algae. Regular brushing is good too do to your pool or hot tub.
It will prevent dirt from harboring in the poor's. If the dirt and other bacterial adds
up it can create an algae colony. Also use Potassium Tetraborate. This chemical, when
added to the pool prevents algae from turning in to Carbon dioxide. Carbon Dioxide is the
fuel for the growth of algae. Also use Chitin. This does not kill the algae but it does
prevent the growth. Along with this it also has the ability to remove other bacteria from
the waters. In the cleaning process of hot tubs and swimming pools there are many other
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