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KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING
KILLS AND PREVENTS ALGAE GROWTH
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
DO NOT use this product in spa pool water.
Pool Volume in
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO
THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.
DETERMINING POOL VOLUME
Rectangular or Square
length x breadth x average depth x 1000 = litres
. . .
-- maximum length x maximum breadth x average depth x 785 = litres
diameter x diameter x average depth x 785 = litres
a high performance algaecide which is formulated
to kill and control most common forms of green, blue-green (“black spot”) and
mustard algae in swimming pool water.
For maximum effectiveness, ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE should be maintained at
recommended levels and added routinely for proper control.
It is also ideal for
winterising pool water to prevent algae blooms from developing over the off-season.
ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE must be used in conjunction with a pool sanitiser (eg.
granular or liquid chlorine) to effectively control algae growth.
To prevent the water appearing hazy, ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE should not be
added for at least 48 hours after superchlorinating or shock treating the pool.
This time delay is not required during normal dosing.
Use ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE weekly during summer and monthly during the
If the pool has a heavy algae growth, superchlorinate the water by using
unstabilised granular or liquid chlorine. Allow to stand for 48 hours.
Brush the pool thoroughly, vacuum and filter the water for a minimum of six hours.
If no algae growth is visible, apply the usual daily dose of chlorine.
Mix ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE with water in a bucket or watering can and add
to the pool water. Mix in thoroughly, especially around the corners and edges to
eliminate “dead spots”.
After adding ALGINOX POOL ALGAECIDE, do not use the filter for four hours to
avoid foaming. Normal filtration may then be resumed.
If the pool is sanitised using chlorine, treat
the pool with ALGINOX
ALGAECIDE every 3 to 4 weeks using the winterising dose from the table above.
Only use high dosage rates when the pool in not in use eg. heavy algae and
winter dosage rates.
Not to be used as a food container
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Store in the closed, original container in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
not store in direct sunlight.
Dispose of empty container by wrapping in paper, placing
in plastic bag and putting in garbage.
Product will irritate the eyes, nose, throat and skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and
clothing. Do not inhale vapour. Wash hands after use.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre.
A division of Asia Pacific Specialty Chemicals Limited
A.C.N. 000 316 138
Street Bankstown N.S.W. 2200 Australia
Phone: (02) 9795
1800 022 037
Specialty Chemicals Limited
Barcode = 9310210101031
= 9310210101055 (5L)
Cat. No. 11010315
N.R.A. Approval No.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER
Alginox High Performance
Manufacturers’ Code & Pack Size:
A broad spectrum microbiocide for the control of bacteria, fungi and
algae in water systems.
Supplier’s Details: Waterco Limited, 390 Marion Street, Bankstown. NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9795.5500
Emergency Phone Number: Business hours only 1800 226 556
Hazardous Classification: Not classified as a hazardous substance according to the criteria of
the Occupational National Health and Safety Commission.
COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Quaternary Ammonium chloride
Where they are present in this product, and other ingredients of this material are not hazardous, as defined by either
inclusion in the List of Designated Hazardous Substance or classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for
Defining a Hazardous Substance, and published by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission/AGPS,
FIRST AID MEASURES
First Aid: Take a copy of this MSDS to medical advisers if signs or symptoms of overexposure
occur and medical attention is required.
Swallowed: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek advice immediately from a medical practitioner
or Poisons Information Centre. Do not induce vomiting unless advised to do so by a medical
practitioner. If more than a mouthful has been swallowed, give one or two glasses of water or
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing and thoroughly wash exposed skin with waterless hand
cleaner (if available) followed by plenty of soap and water. Seek medical advice if skin irritation
Eye: If contact with the liquid occurs, or if eye irritation arises, hold the eyelid(s) open and flush
the eye(s) with fresh lukewarm water (or, if available, other eye cleansing solutions) for at least
15 minutes. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into the non-affected eye. Seek medical
advice immediately for all eye contact.
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Inhaled: Remove affected individual from exposure to fresh air. Seek medical advice if
respiratory symptoms occur.
First Aid Facilities: If practicable, an emergency shower and eyewash station should be
Advice to Doctor: No specific treatment recommended. Treat symptomatically for exposure to
an irritant (a quaternary ammonium compound).
Medical Conditions that may be aggravated by Exposure: Skin contact may aggravate pre-
existing dermatitis. Inhalation of mists may aggravate pre-existing asthma or other respiratory
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Hazchem Code: None
Extinguishers: If the product is involved in a fire, water spray, alcohol foam, dry chemical or
carbon dioxide extinguishers can be used.
Fire Fighting Precautions: In confined areas or areas of excessive smoke, fire fighters must
wear full protection and self-contained breathing apparatus.
Combustion Products: Carbon monoxide (in conditions of incomplete combustion), carbon
dioxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrogen chloride may be produced if water in the product boils off.
Other Precautions: The product is non flammable. However, after evaporation of water in the
product, the residue may be combustible.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Clean up spills promptly. Keep spilt product out of drains, sewers and waterways. Spills should
be contained, and the possibility of collection for re-use evaluated. If this is not possible, collect
or absorb the material using absorbents, sand or earth and place into a leak proof container for
disposal. Wash down the area of soil with plenty of water to remove any remaining residues.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Keep out of the reach of children. Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling the
product. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with the eyes. Avoid skin contact. See below for
specific advice on controls and precautions.
Storage: The product is not classified as a dangerous good. Minimal conditions include storage
in a cool, dry, ventilated store away from sunlight. Containers should be kept upright, closed and
airtight when not in use.
EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards: No ingredients in this product have exposure standards, as outlined in the
standard Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment
third edition, published by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission/AGPS,
Engineering Controls: General ventilation (either natural or mechanical) is usually sufficient to
control vapour or mist levels during the use of this material.
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Personal Protective Equipment: All personal protective equipment should be selected, used,
maintained and decontaminated in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and applicable
Clothing: Overalls and boots should be worn as a general requirement.
Skin Protection: Where a skin exposure is likely, skin protection is required, including gloves
and apron. Chemically resistant gloves made of rubber, nitrile, PVC or chloroprene should be
satisfactory. Any such gloves should comply with Australian Standards AS 2161.
Eye Protection: Eye protection should be used where splashing or large amounts of mists may
be generated. Face-shield, chemical safety glasses or side shield glasses are suitable. Such eye
protection should comply with Australian Standards AS 1336/1337.
Respiratory Protection: Respiratory protection is not normally necessary, unless the production
of mists is significant. In such cases, a suitable respirator may be worn, such as an approved
particulate mask. The selection, use and maintenance of such respiratory protection should
comply with Australian Standards AS 1517/1716.
Personal Hygiene: Always wash hands after using this product. Always wash hands before
eating or drinking.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear colourless to slightly blue liquid.
7 – 7.5 at 1%
As for water
As for water
About 0 ºC
Solubility in Water:
1.0 at 20 ºC
As for water
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
This product is stable.
Conditions to Avoid:
Benzalkonium chloride is classified as a severe skin and eye irritant.
Routes of Exposure: The primary route of hazardous exposure is considered to be contact of
liquid to the eye.
Swallowed: Swallowing this product may produce inflammation of the mouth, throat and
gastrointestinal symptom, and may cause nausea and abdominal pain. Swallowing large amounts
can be fatal.
Skin: Prolonged skin contact to the liquid may cause irritation. In rare cases, repeated skin
contact may cause contact dermatitis.
Eye: Irritating to the eye on contact with the liquid or mists.
Inhaled: Not considered an inhalation hazard.
Chronic Effects: See section on Skin. Otherwise none known.
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As a group, Quaternary ammonium compounds may have temporary effects in aquatic
environments. However, they are biodegradable and are unlikely to pose a long term risk to the
Do not discharge this product to natural waterways, storm water channels or sewers. This
product is not a hazardous waste and it can, along with its containers, be disposed to landfill in
accordance with local regulations.
UN Proper Shipping Name:
Dangerous Goods Class:
Special Precaution to User: The product is not a dangerous good. No specific transport
As a minimum all workers using this product should be shown a copy of this
MSDS before first use.
Date of Preparation of this MSDS: January, 2007
This material safety data sheet (MSDS):
Is produced by Waterco Ltd for use in Australia, and is based on information supplied to
Waterco Ltd by our suppliers.
Summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the
product and how to safely handle and use the product in the workplace,
Has been formatted to MSDS format accepted by the National Occupational Health and
Safety Commission for use in Australia.
Has been produced following the principles and recommendation outline in the National
Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheet published by the
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission/AGPS, Canberra, 2003.
Each user must review this MSDS in the context of how the product will be handled and used in
the workplace. If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriated risk
assessment can be made, the user should contact Waterco Ltd.
If this MSDS is a copy, or more than five years old, contact Waterco Ltd for a new one.