Pristiva™ Algae Destruction Method – Salt Pools

POSTED Dec 8, 2020
The Pristiva algae destruction method is designed to be an easy-to-use, highly effective way to destroy algae problems with one application, including clearing up the water. It alleviates the need for messy, hard-to-use flocculants and filter aids, saving you time and frustration. The Pristiva method does not waste water and does not require a lot of work. Just apply the products and let them do their thing!
What is the Process?
  1. Brush and vacuum the pool to remove as much physical debris as possible.
  2. Where possible, test and balance the water – especially the pH (7.4 – 7.6). All swimming pool products work more effectively when the water is properly balanced, including salt pools.
  3. Add Pristiva Primer. Our multi-functional treatment designed specifically for salt pools. Use at the rate of 1 full bottle (500 grams) for water volumes up to 50,000 litres or 1 full bottle (1 kg) for water volumes up to 100,000 litres. This product, combined with #4 below, will provide the necessary algae destroying capability to the water. Apply by pouring the required amount slowly into a clean skimmer. Backwash prior to addition if the filter hasn’t been backwashed recently.
  4. Add Pristiva Premium Shock: This provides an initial shock treatment to the water and works in conjunction with Pristiva Primer to effectively control algae. Use at the rate of 125 grams per 10,000 litres. Apply slowly into a clean, empty skimmer, immediately after the Pristiva Primer application for best results.

Please Note: Not all algae problems can be destroyed in just one application of the above products. Factors that determine this; 1) how long has the algae been growing, 2) what is the resistance of the strain of algae that you have, 3) what other factors may be contributing to the issue (ie. compromised filtration or circulation, excessive contamination of phosphate, nitrate or ammonia, other chlorine demand issues (ie. pollen)).

If the pool water does not show noticeable signs of improvement in 48 hours, consult with your Pristiva Professional on next steps. It is likely another application of Pristiva Premium Shock will be needed.

Only move on to Step #5 when the water has lost its green colouration. The absence of colour indicates the algae is dead and the clearing process can begin.

  1. Use Dazzle™ Clear Rebound: Our most effective product for accelerating the destruction of algae and for digesting the dead algae to return the water to the desired clarity. Use at the rate of 160 ml per 10,000 litres by pouring around the edges of the pool. Dazzle™ Clear Rebound digests dead algae, removing it from the pool. In colder water, this may take more time but a return to desired clarity should take place in 2 – 4 days. In very heavily infested swimming pools, a second application of Dazzle™ Clear Rebound may be required after 2 days.

What you will see:

Algae Destruction

(1) Pool water will turn from green to milky blue (usually within 24 hours).
(2) Water will foam, bubble and milky appearance will gradually fade.
(3) Water clarity returns!