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How to Protect Your Pool From Algae

All you want to do in the dog days of summer is to relax in your swimming pool and enjoy the cool breeze before fall sets in. But to fully enjoy these moments, you'll have to pay extra attention to swimming pool maintenance.  


Algae can even grow in your garden because of the pools' higher temperatures and inconsistent chemical composition.


Due to its microscopic size, it can become difficult to identify on its own. It needs to be present in millions to be seen. The best way to eliminate algae? Stop it in its tracks! Algae come in various hues and colors, and each must be treated differently to stop its growth.


Green Algae

The common pool care obstacle. Green algae is the most common kind found in several swimming pools. It's mostly seen floating in the water and imparts it a greenish hue. You might've often seen it stuck to the pool walls and floor.


Green algae will increase in a pool with poor filtration, especially if it's not regularly sanitized. Fortunately, cleaning up this kind of algae doesn't take much work. It may be stopped from developing and spreading by simply adjusting the pool chemicals and giving it a good brushing.



Mustard Algae

Giving off a yellowish hue, mustard algae is sandier than green algae's slimy texture. It resembles pollen grains drifting on the pool's surface or getting tucked away in tiny cracks. Due to this, it's considerably harder to remove from your swimming pool.


This kind of algae needs to be cleaned by hand due to its chlorine-resistant nature. The ideal method is to vacuum and "floc" the pool. This allows the algae to collect on the bottom of the pool, which makes cleaning easier. Read the instructions thoroughly adding pool flocculants or contact pool service and repair companies that can help take care of this situation.


Black Algae

'Black Algae' is a rare kind of pool algae, but it's unquestionably the most challenging to control. It has a thick layer of slime and can grow quickly because it can make and consume its own food. If you have a plaster finish in your swimming pool, you might want to consider upgrading. That's because black algae thrive in the gaps and crevices of such surfaces.


Your pool's texture or color won't alter as a result, but it will give the impression that it is speckled with black dots. It grows much more quickly but is resistant to chlorine, like yellow algae.


If you've noticed any cracks in the pool, time to channel Sherlock Holmes and investigate those areas. If these cracks worsen, urgent treatment is required. It's crucial to eliminate the "slime layer" first and then shock the pool. If you don't do it frequently and forcefully, the algae will grow from the roots.


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