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CLASSIC™ TROPICAL FISH® INSTRUCTIONS

1.
Remove the safety plug from the white tube by holding the tube and pulling on the plug. (If the white tube comes off by accident, your TROPICAL FISH will still function properly).
2.
Now just drop your TROPICAL FISH into your pool. As the air escapes from the lower pump area the Fish should sit vertical in the water. At first the TROPICAL FISH might just float at the surface, but it will gradually sink to the bottom of your pool. You can hasten the removal of excess air by gently shaking the Fish in the water. (Don't worry. it won't bite).
TROPICAL FISH is made for 12' round and larger. If your pool is less than 400sq.ft. surface area (21' round or 14' X 28" rectagular pool) one TROPICAL FISH is all you need for a month's pool use. Your TROPICAL FISH will last for approximately 30 days. For lager pools use two(2) fish at the same time.
If required you can keep your TROPICAL FISH away from automatic pool cleaners by tying it out of the way to a ladder or railing.
The TROPICAL FISH works best by adjusting your swimming pool jets down.


YOU HAVE  FISH QUESTIONS? -
 WE HAVE FISH ANSWERS!
1.
How long will the Turbo or the Classic fish float for?

The Classic will slowly sink to the bottom of the pool.

At first the Turbo will float 3/4 submerged. As it empties over time, It will slowly sink to the buttom of the pool.

2.
Is it normal for the Pump on my Turbo or Classic to stop working ?

On contact with water the Tropical Fish's pump activates and disperses a specific amount of liquid into your pool. (You may feel or hear the pump work.) After that the pump disperses the liquid once an hour, according to the programmed cycle. The cycle for small pools is 4 seconds every hour and 8 seconds every hour for big pools.

 

3.
Will I need to change the batteries in the Pump ?

NO. The batteries that are used to operate the Pump never need to be changed. There is enough energy in the batteries to last the life of the Tropical Fish .

 

4.
How do I program the Turbo for my size pool ?

If your pool is 400 sq.ft. surface area or less (21' round or 14' x 28' rectangular pool) Remove the safety plug from the white tube by holding the tube and pulling on the plug. Turbo’s are default programmed for these size pools. This Turbo will last for approximately 60 days.

If your pool is over 400 sq.ft. surface area (24' round or 15' x 30' to a 20' x 40' rectangular pool). Remove the safety plug from the white tube by holding the tube and pulling on the plug. Cut the thin black wire at the bottom front of your Turbo. Ordinary scissors will do just fine. This will program the pump to release double the amount of liquid. This Turbo will last for approximately 30 days.

The Classic is not designed for pools up to 400 sq. ft. surface area and is not programmable. If you pool is larger then 400 sq. ft. you can use two(2) Classics or one (1) Torbo Fish.

 

5.
How can I stop the Turbo or Classic from floating into my skimmer ?

In most cases, this is not be a problem! If this should occur, on the top fin of your Tropical Fish there is a punch out hole. Just tie a string to your Fish and fasten it to your stairs or anywhere else that keeps the fish out of your way.

 

6.
Are the skimmer or filter affected by the Turbo or Classic?

No, they are not affected. The Tropical Fish creates a layer on the surface of the water that gets pulled into the skimmer goes through the pump and filter and returns to the pool. The molecules that form the Liquid Solar Blanket are so small that they go through any filter including DE and cartridge filters.

 

7.
I lose a lot of water due to evaporation during hot summer months, will the Tropical Fish help prevent this ?

Yes, the Tropical Fish - Liquid Solar Blanket reduces evaporation by forming a pool friendly invisible cover, which acts as an evaporation inhibitor.

 

8.
Does the product prevent the evaporation of chlorine as well ?

Yes, however so minutely that you will probably not notice.

 

9.
My dog drinks water from the pool. Will my dog get sick ?

No. Once in the pool the isopropyl alcohol in the Tropical Fish is absorbed by the water leaving only the active ingredient, which is environmentally safe totally harmless and biodegradable. It is also tasteless and odorless, so your pets won’t be attracted to it.

 

10.
Will the Turbo or Classic work in pools that are not heated ?

Yes, the Tropical Fish acts like a conventional solar blanket but without the hassle of pulling it on and off. It will reduce water evaporation by up to 50% and evaporation accounts for 90% of heat loss from a pool. Without a heating system for your pool, you can ill afford to lose any heat during cooler months. The Turbo will help keep the heat in.

 

11.
Do swimmers carry any residue out of the pool after swimming ?

The Tropical Fish creates a miniscule layer on the top of the water one molecule thick. It is clear, odorless and inert. Almost none of it is carried out of the pool on swimmers.

 

12.
Will the Turbo or Classic work in different climatic conditions ?

The physics of the Tropical Fish apply everywhere. It forms a layer on the surface of your pool water and prevents evaporation and heat loss. However the Tropical Fish works best with temperatures above 70 deg. F. If your pool is below this, you might wait until warmer weather to use the your Fish.

 

13.
How long will it take for the Liquid Solar Blanket to form the layer at the surface of the pool ?

The layer on the surface of the pool takes 1 to 2 days to form.

 

14.
Can you physically tell that the product is being used in the pool ?

Not really. There is no coloration so you can’t see the layer formed. The water tension is slightly changed, so if you look closely you may be able to notice this. The product is also odorless so you won’t smell anything. But it is there and working!

 

15.
Does the turbulence caused by my jets and/or fountain affect the efficiency of the product ?

Yes, the product performance is reduced in the area where the water is disturbed. You can reduce the turbulence by facing the pool jets towards the bottom of the pool. Another example: a fountain, due to evaporation effect of mist, cools a pool incredibly. If pool heat is a priority, the fountain running time should be reduced.

 

16.
A white residue formed on the surface of my pool. Did I do anything wrong ?

The main reason why this has happened is because the pool water was too cold. The Tropical Fish works best with temperatures above 70 deg. °F. The Turbo is still doing it’s job. The residue will go away in a couple of days without doing any harm to your pool and filtering system.

 

17.
I have an automatic vacuum for my pool. Should I take any special precautions ?

On the top fin of your Tropical Fish there is a punch out hole. Just tie a string to your Tropical Fish and fasten it to your stairs or anywhere else that keeps the fish out of the vacuum’s way.

 

Ask for it by name!
If it's not TROPICAL FISH®,
I t's not LIQUID SOLAR BLANKET®.

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