Multifunctional tablets from certain manufacturers contain copper sulphate for the destruction of algaes. However, very few pool owners know about the negative impacts the use of copper based products in their pool could have:
Copper is a heavy metal and therefore harmful to the health.
Brown or black spots may occur in liner pools, which are difficult to remove.
Both plastic and metal parts of the pool pipe work system may be attacked (filter, pump, pipes).
Bathers with blond hair may suffer from green hair.
Bathing suits may become discoloured.
Pool water containing copper sulphate is considered harmful to the environment and should be disposed of through a sewage treatment plant. Under no circumstances should the water be drained directly into the ground!
Our recommendation: Take care and reconsider when buying multifunctional & algaecide products containing copper sulphate!
Chlorilong® POWER 5 is a slow dissolving 250 g multifunctional pool chlorine tablet with the following characteristics: continuous disinfection to eliminate bacteria and remove turbidity in the pool water, algae destruction, flocculation, hardness and chlorine stabilisation. DO NOT CONTAIN COPPER SULPHATE
Algiklean is a double action product, it combats algae and makes the water sparkling clean. Can be used working together with a salt generator, as a base algaecide at the start of the season and as shock treatment if the pool turns green. It is compatible with superchlorination, does not produce scum or foam and contains no metal ions. DO NOT CONTAIN COPPER SULFATE
Does your pool water have a metallic shimmer and have there been cases of hair turning green?
Copper ions are present in the water due to corrosion, or by using algaecides containing copper sulphate.
Temporarily increase the pH level between 7.5 and 7.8.
To remove the copper ions, place a Superflock Plus cartridge into the skimmer.
Leave the circulation pump running for at least 24 hours and until the pool water hast lost the metallic shimmer.
If the water is still not perfect after backwashing, insert another Superflock Plus cartridge into the skimmer and repeat procedure.
Reduce the pH level between 7.0 and 7.4.
Add to water 1l/100m³ of PM-655 Copper Out (Removes copper exces)
Does the joints and walls of your pool have lilac-coloured stains?
Apply PM-665 Spot Remover near spots
Add immediately PM-655 Copper Out for green or lilacs spots