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Algae Stain In Swimming Pool
How can we help? We are the experts at cleaning difficult stains from pools. We can remove most algae problems within 2 to 24 days. For difficult pool problems we have a range of treatment processes to suit your needs.
Common algae types GREEN ALGAE​ Green algae is the most common type of algae found in swimming pools.  Green algae is one of the fastest growing algae and will often turn your pool water green and cloudy overnight!  Why do I have it? Green algae most commonly occurs in corners or areas where automatic pool cleaners are unable to access.  Green algae can also occur in areas where circulation is poor or restricted.  Low chlorine levels, warm temperatures and very high phosphates are the perfect combination for this kind of growth. Recommended Actions:  Our Algacide will remove green algae in 4-24 hours. MUSTARD (OR YELLOW) ALGAE   Mustard algae is often easy to brush off the walls and floor of your pool but returns very quickly. Why do I have it? It often grows in shady areas of the pool which are protected from sunlight or areas of poor circulation. Recommended Actions:  Unlike other algae types, yellow algae is resistant to chlorine or shock treatments.  Our Algacide will remove mustard algae in 4-24 hours. BLACK SPOT Black spot is actually a fungus instead of an algae.  Black spot is unique because it clings to the walls or floor of your pool. Black spot forms in clumps or spots on the surface of your pool that will not brush away. Why do I have it? Black Spot forms in your pool because of lack of chlorine. It also tends to gather in areas of your pool where there is poor water circulation. You must check your chlorine levels daily to prevent it entering your pool and maintain good water circulation at all times. Recommended Actions:  We suggest that you act on black spot quickly as its roots can grow down into the pool cement and cause permanent damage to your pool interior if not treated.  Simply brushing off the top off the black spots (even if you drain the pool) is not enough because the roots will regrow within a few days. DO NOT USE a copper based algaecide as heavy doses of these products may result in copper stains in your pool (click on the copper stains tab for more info). Algatec is a non-metal and non-chlorine based algaecide that will remove black spot spores (the roots that are embedded in the pool surface) within a few days following treatment. *If you have black spot in a fiberglass pool, please contact us for further information.  PINK SLIME Pink slime is actually a bacteria, not an algae. Why do I have it? Pink slime occurs naturally due to a lack of proper pool maintenance and water chemistry (e.g. using undersized cartridge filters or insufficient direct sunlight). This type of bacteria prefers dark areas with slow moving water. It also likes to attach itself to PVC materials so it often appears around skimmer boxes, lights, ladders and pool toys.  If not treated promptly, it will continue to slowly spread around the walls and floor of your pool.  Recommended Actions:  We have the treatment process to remove pink slime for you. Call our technician now.
Algae Staining Algae is one of the most common issues that pool owners face. The good news is that it can be fixed quickly and easily. Algae quickly turns pool water bright green.  It’s important to remember that algae can only grow in an environment where it can survive. Therefore, the best way to remove algae is to take away the environmental factors that enable it to survive and grow in water.  Correctly maintaining your pool will prevent algae from appearing.  The most common causes of algae and how to prevent it There are four common reasons for algae growth in swimming pools.They are:   1) High phosphate levels and/or 2) Poor chlorination 3) High pH 4) Insufficient water circulation Phosphates are one of the 'foods' that algae lives on.  If phosphates are removed then in most cases the algae will die.   However, the presence of phosphates in your pool water does not always mean that algae will appear.  Pools that have properly balanced water that is filtered and chlorinated will not allow algae growth, even if low levels of phosphates are present in the water.  It is critical to note that while proper chlorination will help prevent algae growth, chlorine will not kill algae. Chlorine may remove the top of the algae bloom but the spores remain and return at a later stage. How do I prevent algae?  It is not necessary to constantly add expensive products that completely remove phosphates.  Just make sure that the phosphate levels are kept low and that your water is balanced and chlorinated properly. Adding small doses of a quality copper free algaecide will also help. What if I already have algae? A good quality algaecide will almost always clear your pool water within 4-24 hours.  Before chemically treating any algae, ensure that your free chlorine levels and water balance are within the acceptable range. If not, the algae may quickly return again.  
** If any of the forms of algae mentioned here are visible in your pool, please contact us to rectify this problem as soon as possible.  Algae can be very harmful to swimmers.  We strongly encourage you not to swim in your pool until the algae is treated properly and removed.