Red algae and swimming pool care instructions. How to remove and reduce an algae swimming pool for the pool perfect for you.
The color of Dorothy's red slippers are iconic. Red algae in your pool is not. It's sometimes called red slime algae and is really a bacteria. It will present itself in your pool as rust colored specks or bright reddish-pink patches on the walls, steps, and/or ladders. Even with the best pool water care, some pool owners will experience algae at some point during the swimming months. Another sign of algae residue is discoloration of colors around stairs, in corners, on pool walls, and around jets and skimmers.
Don't simply ignore the cloudy water or some other stubborn dark debris by your stairs or steps. By overlooking algae for too long you’ll end up spending a lot of time and money to get rid of it.
If you have red algae, you can't play nice with it. At the first sign, you must take the appropriate steps to getting rid of it. First you should:
Maintaining Your Pool Goes A Long Way Toward Preventing Red Algae
Unfortunately you'll never be able to eliminate red-slime bacteria completely, but you can greatly reduce the amount of red algae in your pool by taking these steps.