If you own a swimming pool, you undoubtedly already know how annoying and unsightly an algae buildup can be. Look for black patches in the crevices of your pool if you’re unsure whether or not there is a buildup of black algae in it. If you see it, you must determine a solution to eliminate it quickly before it spreads. Our goal in these two blog posts is to do just that. We’ll examine what black algae is and how to get rid of it from your swimming pool. We’ll also talk about some methods you may use to prevent future outbreaks of black algae in your pool.
What Is Black Algae?
The most difficult sort of algae to clean and get rid of from your pool is none other than black algae. In your pool’s porous surfaces, black algae can sprout roots that extend deep into your pool’s surfaces, where the algae can then flourish and grow. Concrete or plaster surfaces work particularly well for its growth. Regardless of whether your pool is in the shade or the light, black algae can grow and spread. Black algae grows in thick layers that are difficult for chemicals to penetrate once the algae is established.
How Can You Treat Black Algae?
If you want to be successful in getting rid of black algae and keeping it from returning, you must approach the problem head-on. You might believe that by thoroughly scrubbing the area of the pool’s inside where black algae is present, you can get rid of it. Rethink that! The first step in getting rid of black algae is to scrub using a sturdy nylon brush. But if you only wipe away the apparent patches, the black algae will probably come back because of its extensive root system.
You need to properly scrub the area before adding chlorine tablets to the pool. Avoid simply throwing the chlorine tablets into the water. A chlorine tablet should be broken into two pieces, then applied directly to the pool’s surface where the black algae spots first formed. Ideally, the chlorine in this solution will be so potent that it will penetrate all the way to the algae’s roots and kill them there and then.
How Safe Is it to Treat Black Algae?
When handling chlorine tablets and other chemicals, you should be safe as long as you use safety goggles and rubber gloves. Your eyes and skin shouldn’t be harmed by the chemicals. If you unintentionally touch the black algae with your hands or feet, it shouldn’t hurt you.
Black algae in your swimming pool is typically difficult to entirely, permanently eliminate by simply washing and adding chlorine to the region impacted. We’ll examine some extra actions you should do to get rid of black algae in your pool and deter it from returning in our following blog post. Even while it may seem like a tedious task, you’ll be glad you took the time and effort to ensure the job was done correctly in the end.
Continue reading with Part 2.
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