Swimming pools are fun, but may occasionally need help maintaining a healthy water balance. When the waters balance is off you may begin to notice algae. There are 3 types of algae: green algae, black algae and mustard algae. The algae may be present in your pool because of inadequate chlorine levels from rain, a lot of swimming or poor maintenance. Another reason is because of High pH levels and which prevents the chlorine from killing the algae and finally, improper cleaning can cause algae. To get rid of green free floating moss like algae in your water first test your pH levels and make sure your filter is clean and healthy. Next add an algaecide. Brush and vacuum once it sits over night. If necessary do another algae treatment. Black algae should be treated immediately. It can grow in clumps and is usually found on pool floors and walls. As black algae, mustard algae is just as bad. They can be brushed off easily, but you need to take the proper precautions so they do not return. Similar to the instructions earlier, adjust the pH level in your pool. Brush and vacuum the pool. Next add pool shock. Follow up with an algaecide treatment. Let it work overnight. If the problem continues keep brushing and applying an algaecide while back-washing the filter. Pool maintenance is important, so keep your pool levels at the proper amounts and clean routinely. For more helpful pool maintenance videos and how-to projects, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
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