water tank algea

Discussion in 'Employment' started by fleckslawn, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. fleckslawn

    fleckslawn LawnSite Member
    from il
    Posts: 17

    in my watering truck if it sits for a day or two we get algea growing and it clogs the filter very fast. anybody and anything to there tank to stop this. it has to be somthing very mild because we use it for watering flowers
  2. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,561

    Algae grows in water exposed to light. Block the light, and you won't get algae growth.
  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984


    Our drinking water is clorinated and that's what comes out of the garden hose too.
  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,561

    Chlorine is good at killing bacteria, but not so good at algae. Just ask someone who maintains a pool.
    If you put it in at levels that kills algae, you will certainly damage a lawn.

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