most pool owners, algae growth is the most difficult problem they
encounter. It prevents your pool from
being crystal clear, it doesn't look good and can be extremely frustrating. Most
pools deal with three types of algae: green, yellow, and black. All three
have different visual characteristics and will be treated differently to
Green algae is the most common type of algae and can be seen on walls
and floors of the pool as well as cause cloudiness to the pool water. Green
algae brushes easily and needs to be stirred up to kill it. High chlorine level
and a killing dose of Algae Kill 60, Aqua Pure or Skill-it will eliminate it.
Yellow algae, sometimes referred to as
'mustard algae', is light and dusty and looks like dust on the pool bottom. It
does not cause cloudiness and needs to be brushed well to eliminate it. It can
be killed with Aqua Pure and High chlorine.
Black algae grows in small dots on the pool
surface. It protects itself better than other types of algae and needs to
be vigorously brushed to scrape off the top layer of protective film to kill
the algae. Skill-it and Aqua Pure work really well against black algae.
Although there are thousands of strains of algae these three common types are
what most pool owners experience in their pools. If you see algae in your pool, there is one
other step you can take to kill it.
There is a product by Biodex, called Phosphate Remover. Phosphate Remover kills phosphates in the
water. Phosphates are the food that
algae needs to eat to survive. If you
eliminate the food source, you can effectively eliminate that algae. Use a weekly dose and never have algae again!