Ostracod

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
techmom

Ostracod

Postby techmom » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 19:44

Has anyone ever had Ostracod in their pool? These are microscopic crustations that live in ponds and lakes.....apparently someone has brought them into our pool on a bathing suit that was not washed before the got out of the lake and into our pool. Causes a yellowish brown deposit in the pool that we thougth was mustard algae


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Postby chem geek » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 22:02

Haven't heard that one before, but that's interesting. One more thing that looks like yellow/mustard algae -- pollen sometimes being another (though it's usually more on the surface). How did you determine that it was Ostracod? Did you look in a microscope or have someone identify it who knows what it is?

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