Algae can be taken lightly because it can become a huge problem in no time, it just needs a sunny day to photosensitized. You might just ignore the tiny stain, but leave it unattended and it can cost you a lot of money to clean in the end.
how to identify:
Algae indicators are very common, and easily detected such as:
- Discolored or cloudy pool water
- Greenish water
- Yellowish or muddy water
- blue-black water
- green, black or yellow residue in the corners, or around the stairs
- slimy pool floor, or corners
Removing the algae:
Manual vacuums are the best to get the algae out, pay extra attention to the part where you know the residue has been growing. If you have a robotic vacuum, that won’t work so don’t put an effort in using that.
Scrubbing can also get the algae out, it will also help you sanitize your pool better. Brush and filter to get rid of all the algae in the pool. You will need a telescopic pole as well as a very stiff brush to attach to the pole. Again, make sure that extra attention goes to the nook and corners, that’s where the most stubborn algae settle.
Moreover, after the cleanup, or even between cleanups, often keep a check on the level of alkalinity and pH balance of your pool. This will ensure that the water is guarded against algae and that it won’t breed in your pool. You can do all this with the help of digital kits, test strips as well as liquid kits. They are made specially to measure the level of alkalinity and pH level of the pool.
Algae might not seem a big problem at the start but it may become a big one if left unattended.