You’ve all probably seen little bouts of algae in your pool, but do you know how many kinds of algae there are and what each color means? Read below to learn more about types of algae, thanks to www.poolcenter.com.
Green Algae: The most common variety will usually bloom following a hazy water condition from the lack of proper filtration and/or sanitation. It can be found floating in the water, but it will cling to walls. It may appear as spots on surfaces in rough areas or where circulation is low, and as sheets in large wall sections where the pool is coated in green slime.
Yellow Algae: Also known as mustard algae, yellow algae is a wall-clinging variety and is usually found in the shady side of the pool. It forms in sheets and can be difficult to get rid of completely because it is resistant to normal chlorine levels.
Black Algae: This difficult algae will appear as dark black or blue/green spots about the size of a pencil eraser tip. The roots extend into the plaster or tile grout and unless completely destroyed, a new head will grow back in the same place.
Pink Algae: Not really an algae but more of a form of bacteria. It appears as spots or streaks in corners and crevices, and is slow to spread.
Do you see algae in your pool? Schedule an in-home service call with a Pools of Fun technician today.