Algae Treatment / Green Pool Treatment
Green algae growth may even occur in the most well looked after pools and this can be due to many different factors including but not limited to;
- Equipment failure e.g. chlorinator is not producing chlorine or dosing correctly
- Pool water chemistry is not correctly balanced
- High phosphate levels provide nutrients for algae to grow
- Filter media or filter elements may have become infested with algae spores
- Poor circulation of water Another very common type of algae throughout the Rockingham area is Mustard Algae. Mustard algae are often confused with what may look like excessive amounts of sand or dust on the pool floor.
Another very common type of algae is Mustard Algae. Mustard algae is often confused with what may look like excessive amounts of sand or dust on the pool floor.
People will often attempt to vacuum up what appears to be sand and a few hours later it reappears. People may also find that if they brush the fine sand particles that the pool will appear to be very cloudy. Mustard algae is an airborne spore and therefore is very difficult to prevent. We often find pools that are contaminated with mustard algae are in areas that are very windy. Mustard algae treatments are lengthy and usually entail multiple treatments and visits to ensure the algae does not re-infest.