Foreclosed Pool Abatement
The Green Bullet is for use in vacant, stagnant or green pools and other stagnant bodies of water displaying heavy algae growth. Accelerated levels of algae in pools/ponds are caused by three key factors – abundant food, light and water. By removing and or altering one or more of these life essential elements, it creates an unstable environment for the algae to grow, thus eliminating it naturally!
It is very important to mix the product thoroughly in the upper end (top) of the water column.
APPLICATION – NO POWER
If power is not available the application can be done correctly with a (2” port) gas powered water pump. When using a 2” gas powered water pump (see equipment page for all essential equipment needed) begin by priming the pump and using the reducer tip on the return hose and begin to swirl the top of the pool water. Position the pump at the shallow end of the pool side and draw water from the bottom step or an area that you can work without the pump sucking air and loosing prime. You want to be able to slowly pour the Green Bullet so that it is sucked directly into the intake hose (strainer). Be careful not to disturb the bottom of the pool with the return jet as this will reduce the effectiveness of the application and may effect results. Once the surface of the pool is moving begin to slowly pour the Green Bullet into the intake strainer on the pump. Place the return nozzle just under the water level horizontally thus creating a “Venturi” swirl that is injecting or sucking air, this will help to disperse the Green Bullet . When the the Green Bullet begins to inject into the pool slowly move the nozzle back and forth to distribute the product throughout the pool. An immediate cloudiness will occur. Once the Green Bullet is evenly dispersed through the pool continue to agitate the surface and filling in the spots that do not have coverage. Don’t forget the spa if there is one.
*NOTE: The Green Bullet has an ingredient to help its distribution into the water and will cause it to foam. This foam will reduce and dissipate within a day or two.
APPLICATION – POWER AND EQUIPMENT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY
If power is available to the pool and the equipment is working then the following application method applies. Take out the filter membrane or bypass the filter and start the pump as usual. Once there is obvious water movement throughout the pool, slowly begin to add the Green Bullet into the skimmer. Allow the pump to run for 2 – 3 hours and then turn it off and let the Green Bullet do its work.
1 Gallon Treats up to 5,000 gallons*
The average pool is 15,000 gallons, so you should expect to use between 3 and 5 gallons of the Green Bullet to completely clear your water, per treatment. One treatment will last from 4-6 months depending on the weather conditions.
*Actual treatment will vary based on amount of particulate and organic waste present in the pool at the time of treatment.
- Keep out of reach of children
- May stain clothes or hands
- Wear protective eye wear
- In the event of eye contact flush immediately with cold water
CALCULATING POOL GALLONS:
Measure the pool using the following formula. (All numbers are an average). Length (inches) x width (inches) x depth (inches) = total / 231 = total average gallons.
Completely clean all tools and equipment after each and every use. In concentrate, this product is corrosive to metals.
Truss a Pool (bank with a hard structure)
Cost: Approximately $1,200 – $1,500 per pool.
Downside: It does not address the unhealthy water issue and the structures are dangerous to remove. They must be removed for the resale of the home,(Appraiser), and it is ultimately very dangerous, as people feel that they can walk across them.
Cover a Pool (tarpaulin cover)
Cost: $1,500 – $2,000 per pool.
Downside: This permanently damages the decking and if not 100% secure. It could collapse if someone walked over it and become a very dangerous situation. The appearance of a cover gives the false impression that it can be walked on. Additionally this does not offer a solution to the health risk the stagnant water has.
Maintain with a Pool Service
Cost: $1,200 per year plus Chlorine expense.
Downside: The pool companies are used to dealing with running pools. These are not running as there is no power to many of these homes, thus rendering the pool more of a pond or stagnant body of water. When chlorine breaks down, it is also is a good source of
food for another algal bloom. The liability of having someone on the property on a weekly, even bi-weekly basis, is far too high. Additionally, the cost of chemicals is very high and without power to circulate them, they are not cost effective in the long run.
Drain Pool and Clean
Cost: $800 – $1,000
Downside: The pool is left empty and in states where the water table is high, the possibility of the pool “popping” out of the ground is very high. In arid climates where this is not a problem, there is now the additional liability of having an open hole, creating a greater possibility for trauma from falling into an open pool than a pool filled with water). Also in arid climates, there may be an additional expense to not only drain and clean the pool, but then to cover it as well. Also, the cost of the water to then refill the pool in these arid climates is extremely high. Additionally when a pool is drained, the plug must be removed from the bottom drain to allow proper flow of the ground table water. This is done to prevent damage to the shell of the pool, but in doing so, allows for water to seep into the pool and begin an unhealthy water situation again. The amount of rainfall that collects in the pool, (if the plug is not pulled), is a similar liability that must be address as well.
Cost: MILLION$ +
Downside: You open yourself to the risk of a lawsuit if someone is seriously injured or killed on the property due to stagnant, green, unhealthy water in an open pool or an unsecured cover.
The Green Bullet
Cost: $600 – $900 per year*
*BASED ON AN AVERAGE POOL OF 15,000 GALLONS!
The Green Bullet will cost between $300 and $450 per treatment.
Only $0.03 per gallon of pool water if an outside contractor is used.
2 treatments per year = $600 – $900 to abate the pool.
We guarantee each treatment for 4 months, because we believe it will last 6 months or more per treatment. Through the many pools that we have abated to date, we have noted that after the third treatment, the pool stays continually clear for nearly 1 full year and longer in some cases! The liability is minimal, as the actual treatment takes only 15 minutes from start to finish and it can be easily accomplished by only one or two people. It is safe for the environment, won’t harm the surface of the pool and can be easily vacuumed out by the new homeowner. Once brushed down and vacuumed out, it can then be topped off, re-balanced and started back up. If direct contact is made with the concentrate, the product at worst will only dry your skin and can easily be rinsed off.
The Green Bullet is sold by the case, (4 x 1 gallon). One gallon of The Green Bullet treats approximately 5,000 pool gallons. In concentrate, The Green Bullet costs a mere $0.02 per pool gallon or $100 per gallon of product. An small additional cost can be incurred if an outside contractor is used to apply The Green Bullet. This may bring the cost up to only $0.03 per pool gallon treated.
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