BioGuard Back Up 2 Algaecide is BioGuard's most effective algae preventative. The highly effective formula prevents wide variety of algae growth. It's stable in sunlight and will not evaporate. The activity of this product increases as water temperature rises, which is when you need protection the most. Back Up has a powerful surfactant/wetting agent, which makes it able to work in the tiny cracks and crevices where algae starts. This product will not affect pH levels and is non-staining.
Add 1.5 fl oz per 10,000 gallons of water every 5-7 days.
Add 6 fl oz per 10,000 gallons of water.
4 fl oz per 5,000 gallons of water for every week unattended.
- Ensure all pool equipment is working properly. Clean or backwash the filter following manufacturer's directions.
- Adjust stabilizer levels to 30-50 ppm by adding stabilizer.
- Check water alkalinity, pH, and calcium hardness with a test kit or test strip. Adjust alkalinity to 80-125 for plaster pools, 125-150 ppm for vinyl or fiberglass pools by adding an alkalinity increaser. Adjust pH to 7.2-7.8 by adding a pH decreaser to lower the pH, or by adding a pH Increaser to raise pH. Adjust calcium hardness to 200-275 ppm for plaster pools, and 175-225 ppm for vinyl or fiberglass pools by adding a calcium hardness increaser.
- Check and adjust residual chlorine level to desirable range of 1-4 ppm.
This product is effective in controlling algae growth of both green and black algae. Add this product directly to the pool by pouring around the outside perimeter of the pool while filter and pump are in operation.
Wait at least 15 minutes after application before entering pool.
Pools With Visible Algae:
If algae is visible, use 13.5 fl oz of this product per 10,000 gallons of pool water. After 24 hours clean out dead, settled algae. If algae is still present, repeat dosage if necessary.
Initial Application or When Pool Water is Changed:
Add 6 fl oz directly into pool per 10,000 gallons of water.
For weekly application intervals, add 1.5 oz. per 10,000 gallons of water every 5-7 days
Add an additional 1.5 fl oz per 10,000 gallons of pool water following heavy or prolonged rain showers and heavy bather loads.
Add 4 oz. of this product per 5,000 gallons for every week unattended. Pour product around the edges of the shallow end of the pool if shock is also being applied in the deep end of the pool.
Alkyl[50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16] Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride: 50%, Other Ingredients: 60%
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