Drained pool to rid of Black Algae question

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Re: Drained pool to rid of Black Algae question

Postby Teapot » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 16:34

Although its called black algae, it is actually a dark coloured bacteria. (Cyanobacteria) It is highly resistant to chlorine at normal levels but if you can use neat pool strength you'll certainly hurt it but it can adapt which is why chlorine dioxide is needed as that is lipid soluble so will get inside the bacterium cells and kill it.


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Re: Drained pool to rid of Black Algae question

Postby rfoster143X » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 18:13

Teapot wrote:Although its called black algae, it is actually a dark coloured bacteria. (Cyanobacteria) It is highly resistant to chlorine at normal levels but if you can use neat pool strength you'll certainly hurt it but it can adapt which is why chlorine dioxide is needed as that is lipid soluble so will get inside the bacterium cells and kill it.


Thanks for the info. I haven't had a chance to look up chlorine dioxide but will soon.

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