Answers to Basic Pool Questions


What is it?

Foam can be caused by applying a foaming algicide in pools with jetted returns, attached spas or water features. Foaming can also be caused by a foreign contaminant such as soap or oil entering the pool or the build up or organic contaminants in the pool water. Foam should dissipate over time, but the use of anti-foaming agents will help clear the foam much more rapidly.

To eliminate foaming:

To prevent foaming:

  • Switch to non-foaming algicide such as Algae Complete​ or Banish®
  • Shock routinely to oxide potential foam causing waste
  • Add Pool Complete® Weekly​ to your maintenance routine to reduce contaminants and improve clarity

Do you have a problem that you don’t see listed?

Your local BioGuard Dealer can help you diagnose and solve your problem! Stop by with a water sample to get started.

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