have heard of people talking about pink algae. What is that and
how do I treat it?
algae is not an algae at all, but a bacteria. Normal algaecides
will not reliably work on them. We have products that are designed
to assist chlorine with removal of this bacteria. Generally develops
in remote places: inside the skimmer, behind the light, underneath
ladder treads, around return fittings, and inside automatic pool
To eliminate pink algae, you must superchlorinate your pool, turn
off the filter, and clean it with a good filter cleaner. Let the
filter soak overnight then backwash to waste. Let the chlorine
level subside before using again. (Hint: a good rule of thumb
is to toss into the pool the equipment that is normally used for
pool maintenance, including hoses, brushes, etc. prior to superchlorinating.
These need to be disinfected too).
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