Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TileToolJim Good algacide
While a little expensive, if you use the correct amount for the gallons in your pool, it will last a while. While it does work on green, yellow and back algae, it requires some repeat brushing to get that stubborn black algae to let go from the pool bottom. Nice that it does not foam. Wish it had one of those clear vertical graduated windows on the side of the bottle to help measure how much you are adding. I use this primarily for routine algae control and maintenance, and if I get a serious algae problem, I turn to more powerful Algicide that The Home Depot also sells called Yellow Gone, Model 23502PTM, Internet #202676834, Store SKU #216192. Nice that The Home Depot has both of these products for pool owners.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julia Great!
Works great and as promised. Definitely satisfied with the purchase!
July 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Foaming cloudy water 4 days later.
Worst mistake was using this to treat minor algae the day before father's day. The week before I made sure my water was perfect and added a stabilizer but still had minor algae so I add the correct amount Saturday morning. It was 108 outside and we were having kids and grand kids over for Fathers Day for pool time and bbq. This product killed the pool time. Water was green, cloudy and insane amount of foam. I ran the spa for a few minutes and it was overflowing with over a foot of white foam. Three days later, 2 overnight filtrations and it is no better. Water looks dirty green and still foams!
So disappointing to watch my grandchildren not wanting to go in the water after all I put into this party.
June 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PamC Cloudy/milky water
Used this product to kill algae & all it did was a half way job of killing it and left water so cloudy, I couldn't see bottom of the pool. When I had the water tested, the cooper level was through the roof. There's a white scum that has collected in the bottom that is so fine, the vacuum spits it out. All I can do now is drain the 9000 gal. of water & start over. It was a costly mistake using this brand.
September 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck JUNK!
If you want clear green tented water with foam go ahead and use this product. This is an over priced product that does more harm than good. When I called the local pool guy and ask about the clear greenish tent water that has lasted now 10 days he ask me if I used an Algicide from home depot. When I said yes he laughed and said it happens every time. Guess I'll have to wait and see how long it will take for my pool to look good again.
August 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jcharlesbuilder An overpriced Waste of $$
Our pool holds 15,000 gallons of water. Used whole bottle to treat mild - medium case of green algae. 36 hrs later we still have green algae. Ran pool pump for entire 36 hrs as well. I was skeptical when I read the active ingredients which have 3% copper Active ingredient and 97% other Inactive stuff. After researching I found that a copper based algaecide should have about 25 - 30 % copper sulphate. Big difference. This junk is made exclusively for the Home Depot. I found a real algacide online for $16.98
and free shipping. $10 less than the non-working stuff!! Don't throw your $$ away on this overpriced - non-working junk. Wish I could rate it as a minus 5 star, that' how dissapointed I am with this stuff !!!!
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Works as Advertised
I was a little concerned when reading reviews about leaving pools cloudy. I think if you follow the directions you should be fine. When you first poor in the liquid you will notice some clouding; however, the next morning my water was clear again (I poured it in a few hours before going to bed). I should also note the the bulk of the algae was in my spa which when scrubbed free made my pool greenish but not nearly as bad as some photos I have seen of other pools. I usually buy all of my chemicals from Leslie's Pool but this algaecide seems to work better than the Leslie's brand. I have a pebble tech pool surface and have no staining. I'll definitely will use it in the future.
June 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by orim It works - if you don't mind blue milky water
After 2 week absence and no filtration, the pool bottom and walls turned green with algae. After application of the Pool Time, the water turned milky light blue. Pretty - really, but I am used to clear water. After 96 hours of circulation I am seeing the bottom drain through the murk (a little sarcasm there..) so, perhaps there is hope that the filter will get rid of the color else (?). All is in 'spec': pH, etc. Should have done the usual: just shock the thing and run the pump overnite. The product is VERY expensive, now I am spending another small fortune to circulate 24/7, clean filters, etc. Not happy.
April 1, 2013