Have you noticed any black spots in your pool? If so, you may be dealing with black algae — dangerous living organisms that, unless taken care of quickly, can overtake your pool and cause severe structural damage. The good news is, if you’re dealing with algae in pool areas, there are some treatments that can help.

The Best Black Algae Pool Treatment

It can be difficult to get rid of black algae because its roots grow into cracks in the cement and don’t want to let go. It also has a lot of protective layers that help it ward off the chlorine that should kill it. It’s important to note that not every pool black spot in your pool is necessarily black algae. What you need is a professional inspection to discover the cause.

If you do have black algae, Mid State Pool Liners recommends the following steps for black algae pool treatment:
● Physical removal with a nylon brush or backwash hose
● Check water levels in order to ensure the proper amount of shock is used in the pool, and correct the pool’s pH level and alkalinity as needed
● Depending on the severity of the black algae growth you’ll need to backwash your filter, rinse the filter cartridge with filter cleaner versus only water, or even replace the filter cartridge completely

Partner with Mid State, Your Pool Algae Killer

Regular pool maintenance such as brushing and vacuuming, checking your pool’s chemistry levels, and cleaning out your filters are good preventative measures to prevent algae in pool areas. But if you do find yourself facing a new pool black spot or spots, or a resurgence of algae growth, count on Mid State, your pool algae killer.