Algae is a plant found in bodies of water that lack sanitation and adequate filtration. If you find algae in your pool and your pool system has been both sanitized and filtered, you may be wondering how this is possible. In short, algae spores can circulate through the wind or air and contaminate the water in any instance, even if you’re on top of your scheduled cleanings. Pool water is not immune to contracting algae but it can be treated, once exposed. What you need to have is the algae treatment Clermont and will surely help your problem fixed.
Color Types of Algae Before treating the algae, there are a few things to note about the color and appearance of it in order to properly rid it completely. Green algae is typically what many will see as it appears after a rainstorm or wet weather and linger on the surface of the water. Fortunately, green algae is the most common type of algae and the easiest to remove since it floats in spots and isn’t as stubbornly stuck to pool walls. Yellow algae, however, is much more adhesive to the pool walls and can continue to reappear throughout the season, so it should be combated using strong force. Finally, black algae is the toughest strain of them all, which appears in small, dark circles and is brought into the pool by swimmers who haven’t cleaned their swimsuits after a previous swim elsewhere and are carrying foreign bacteria into the pool. Black algae can usually be treated with cleanings and algaecide.
Aggressive Cleaning Aggressive cleaning is key to ridding your pool of algae. Along with treatments, algae must be scrubbed and brushed away once it’s become attached to the walls of your pool’s interior. Algae isn’t instantly noticeable and may take some time to develop into the spots and removable patches you see so readily. However, it’s also important to ensure that in scrubbing the algae from the walls of your pool, you’re not compromising the liner. Stiff pool brushes are the way to go and we supply a stock of them for both professional and at-home use to make ridding algae and aggressive cleaning simpler.
Algaecide and Flocculant Algaecide and Flocculant, while may seem similar, are two different products with different uses. They’re both integrated into the process of removing algae, but algaecide is used to primarily to kill the algae present and prevent its spreading. Flocculant, on the other hand, is added to pool water to remove any types of bacteria that would make the water appear foggy or cloudy. This bacteria is then pushed to the bottom of the pool with Flocculant, making it easier to vacuum up with a pool vacuum. Water Testing Once your pools been cleaned of obvious algae, it’s now time to test the waters, literally! If the pH balance of your water is not set accordingly, any added chemicals and sanitizes can fail to operate and remove remaining algae or prevent new algae growth. Testing your water can reduce the return of algae, once it's been addressed. While some algae variations are harder to get rid of than others, like black algae over green, water testing will ensure that the chemical balance creates a sustainable platform to reduce the spreading of algae in the water.