How to Clean a Green. Yellow, and Black Pool

Because of algae present in your pool water, it can make your pool turned into a bad looking swamp. And here are some tips on how to clean a green, yellow, and black pool.

There are types of algae that can turn your pool look green, yellow or even black.

Types of Algae

  • Green Algae

What makes a pool look green? This is because of Chlorophyta.
Chlorophyta is commonly known as green algae and sometimes, loosely, as seaweed. Chlorophyta or Prasinophyta is a taxon of green algae informally called chlorophytes.

This problem increases very fast in your pool. Especially when you don’t have enough chlorine in your pool water. Your pool may turn from a bit cloudy to an obvious green color in just one day.

  • Yellow Algae

Yellow Algae or commonly called mustard algae. Mustard algae is a chlorine-resistant form of green algae that often resembles dirt or sand on the bottom or sides of the pool.

If debris or leaves look like pollen or there are lumps of sand accumulated in the corner of your pool most likely you’ll have a yellow pool in no time.

  • Black Algae

Black algae is a living organism that grows on porous swimming pool surfaces. And it shows up in the form of black spots. It has a nasty habit of settling into corners, steps, and other hard-to-reach areas. And it flourishes in both sun and shade.

This is another type of cyanobacteria, but this black version is not true algae. This digs its roots deep into your pool walls, making it strangely resistant to chlorine.

How to get rid of green, yellow, and black pool:

  • Check water balance

Keep your pH, alkalinity and sanitizer levels in the correct order at all times.

  • Keep your pool pump and pool filter running

Run your pump and filter 8–12 hours a day, all year long.

  • Brushing and vacuuming

Keep your pool clean with regular brushing and vacuuming.

  • Shock your pool

Shocking your pool once a week would be a great help in keeping your pool clean and out of algae.

Having a pool brings so much fun for the whole family, it can be a holiday all year long. And keeping it clean all year long will be an easy task if you keep these things in mind.

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