Pool Algae Removal
If you’ve lived in Las Vegas for a long time and have a swimming pool, you know what a headache algae can be. Algae removal can be handled a couple different ways, but if not done properly, it will become your worst nightmare.
There are 3 maintypes of pool algae that are common to pools in Las Vegas:
- Green Algae
- Mustard Algae (or Yellow Algae)
- Black Algae
Green Algae Removal
If your pool water has a green tint to it or there is some green growth on the walls, you have one of the most common forms of algae. Green Algae can usually be treated by a strong dose of chlorine (shock) and some algaecide.
It is important to kill it all and clean and algae remnants out of your filters as well or it can quickly return and turn your pool green again.
Mustard Algae Removal
If you have yellow algae (also called mustard algae), this is tougher and requires brushing your pool thoroughly using an algae brush.
It can be difficult to completely eliminate because this particular variety is resistant to normal chlorine levels and must be dealt with intensely.
Most likely you’ll need to shock your pool and add algaecide as well. This will cost you both time and money.
Black Algae Removal
If you have black algae (dark black or blue/green spots) you may not be able to remove it all with just chemicals. It is probably the most aggravating strain of algae.
Their roots extend into the plaster or tile grout, and you must thoroughly brush with an algae brush to break open the heads so they can be killed with an algaecide. Even if you have proper filtration and chemical balance, black strains can still bloom.
All algae removal processes will require cleaning the filter once the algae has been killed. It may be wise to schedule a pool drain or an acid wash if it gets too out of control. Call or email us to recommend your best course of action to get your pool sparkling again.