Algae can invade a swimming pool at any time under the right conditions. Black algae is one of the most frustrating. This algae is known as blue-green algae. Most algae is plant-life. Black algae however, is a bacteria that looks like black or dark blue-green mold. Since it's a bacteria, it can come from sources different than your typical plant algae. As a bacteria, it left untreated it is more dangerous than the other plant types.
Black algae carries from other water such as a neighbor's pool, lake or another infected water where you put items and then transport back to your swimming pool (floaties, pool toys and swimsuits). Always wash off these items that you use before you put them back in your backyard swimming pool. Organic debris, birds and even tree leaves may carry it.
It is extremely resistant to typical methods to eradicate other plant algae. You can't scrub it off to get rid of it. Textured pool walls that provide a rough surfaces give it room to grow. It flourishes in older, very porous plaster. The roots dig deeply and making it difficult to get rid of.
Know what you are dealing with before you spend a lot of money on chemicals or methods to get rid of it. Be sure it is black algae that you are dealing with. Don't hesitate to contact your pool professional, America's Swimming Pool Dallas and surrounding areas. Our technicians have training and experience in diagnosing black algae. We use specialized products and tools to eliminate black algae. We can also deal with any other pool issues you’re facing.
It's strenuous and a time consuming process to kill black algae. So, let us do the work for you. If you suspect you have black algae, give us a call 214-503-7171.