My Pool is Full of Shredded Tissue Paper!

Bacterial and algae growths occur naturally in any body of water. Most bacteria that occur in pools are not harmful, but simply cause problems such as cloudy water, green water, or unsightly buildups that can damage equipment. Some growths are very visible and can clog equipment quickly. Water Mold is a whitish, mucous-like substance that looks like shredded tissue paper when floating in the water. It is not harmful to humans, but is unsightly, and can clog equipment. Water mold usually begins in the filter lines, and by the time it becomes visible, the growth is often quite heavy. To eliminate water mold:

Chlorine Pool Treatment

  1. Read all treatment steps and chemical labels before beginning.
  2. Clean the filter. Backwash sand filters, change D.E., or hose off cartridge filter.
  3. Adjust pH to 7.2-7.4.
  4. Shock the pool with three times the normal dose of Allied Pool Shock. (The normal dose consists of 1 gallon of Allied Pool Shock per 10,000 gallons of water.)
  5. Brush pool walls and bottom thoroughly.
  6. Run the filter continuously overnight.
  7. Next morning, turn the filter off, brush pool thoroughly, and allow material to settle and vacuum. Vacuum to waste if possible.
  8. If mold is still present, repeat the entire process.
  9. Chemically clean the filter with Kleen It. Follow the directions on the bottle for sand, D.E., and cartridge filters.
  10. Add a maintenance dose of 4 ounces of Allied Pools Super Algaecide 600 per 10,000 gallons of pool water 5 to 7 days after treatment and each week going forward.

Biguanide Pool Treatment

  1. Read all treatment steps and chemical labels before beginning.
  2. Clean the filter. Backwash sand filters, change D.E., or hose off cartridge filter.
  3. Adjust pH to 7.2-7.4.
  4. Shock the pool with three times the normal dose of Biguanide Shock. (The normal dose consists of 1 gallon of Biguanide Shock per 10,000 gallons of water.)
  5. Brush pool walls and bottom thoroughly.
  6. Run the filter continuously overnight.
  7. Next morning, turn the filter off, brush pool thoroughly, and allow material to settle and vacuum. Vacuum to waste if possible.
  8. If mold is still present, repeat the entire process.
  9. Chemically clean the filter with Kleen It. Follow the directions on the bottle for sand, D.E., and cartridge filters.
  10. Add a maintenance dose of 4 ounces of Biguanide Algaecide per 10,000 gallons of pool water 5 to 7 days after treatment and each week going forward.

Flat Pool Gallonage (48″ Pool)

  • 12′ = 3,100 16′ = 5,500 18′ = 6,700 21′ = 9,000 24′ = 12,000 28′ = 16,500
  • 12′X24′ = 7,000 16′X24′ = 9,000 16′X32′ = 12,250 18′X34′ = 14,300 41′X21′ = 20,000