How do you kill black algae on your roof?
To just KILL Roof Algae, simply spray it with some Copper or Zinc Sulfate mixed with water. 1 8 oz cup of copper sulfate per gallon of water will kill any plant growing on a roof, and provide lasting protection against re growth for awhile. Be sure and wet ALL plants and grass down before application. It can be applied with a pump up sprayer. The Roof Algea will die, and so will roof moss, and roof lichens! Eventually, the rain will wash the dead plant matter away, but it does take a long time.
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Black algae is a serious problem, particularly during the summer.In the semi-private pool we had, the technician tried to fix theproblem with the water in the pool. We ended up [hired a new poolcompany] having to empty the pool, do the remedial things to thepool surface, replace the sand filter. It …was expensive andprobably would have been easier to do it the hard way first. If it is at the bottom, brush with s/s brush turn pump off and addtrichlor on top of the algae, let it seat for 2-3 days, brushagain. If it is in the walls add silver based liquid algaecide asper manufacturer's recommendations. "Black Algae" (actually blue-green algae) forms in cracks andcrevices on pool surfaces, especially plaster finishes. We normallyfind black algae growing in, but not limited to, shady areas of thepool. Black algae is more typically found in concrete or plaster finishedpools; it is very uncommon to find it in vinyl liner pools. It isknown for a heavy slime layer and "skeletal growths" that make itimpervious to normal chlorine levels (1.0 - 2.5 ppm). Black algaecan grow "condominium style" providing layers of algae one on topof the other. Slight cracks in plaster or fiberglass walls areperfect breeding grounds for black algae especially when the poolis not properly maintained. Two ways to get rid of black algae, algaecides typically do notwork, mainly just a waste of money. First way is to spread eithercal hypo or granular triclor directly on the algae. Lower Ph so thekilling form of chlorine is more effective generally 7.0 to 7.4.You first should brush the spots with a ss brush. Do not do this ona dark plaster or vinyl liner pool, chlorine will either bleach orstain color. When doing this turn off pool sweep for a few days.Second and most effective way is to get two cases of liquidchlorine 8 gallons, and two gallon of ammonia hydroxide (most poolstores can order this for you) and muriatic acid. Close the poolfor two weeks. Do not let anyone swim or animals drink from thepool for at least two weeks (diarrhea). Lower pH to around 7.0 Addthe 8 gallons of chlorine around the pool. Turn on filter pump letrun for 24 hours at least. Now you have to add the amoniahydroxide. When you do this make sure that no one hangs around thepool for a few hours (there are some gasses from the mixture ofchemicals). let your system run as normal after the 24 hours. Brushpool with ss brush as often as possible. And make sure that thepool is not use. can not stress this enough. Wait till the chlorineresidual has lowered to safe levels to reuse pool. At least twoweeks. May have to add more chlorine after week one depends on theamount of BA, may have to try method one during this process. Whatthis does is with the combination of ammonia and chlorine raisesthe residual to around 50 ppm and burns out the BA from the root.Once this is done there will or may be etching in the plaster fromwere the BA was, to help with this get a sanding block from yourlocal pool store or professional, and sand the areas were the BAwas to make the plaster more uniform. I am a pool professional and have done this on a few pools andworks like magic. I have done this to a pool that was covered withblack algae, tried everything on this pool and nothing else workedalso did the first way that i talked about, only helped a littlejust slowed down. Do not scrub the pool with acid, will do nothing other than burnplaster. You can use liquid chlorine to scrub pool, this works tokill the algae and helps to bleach the plaster and disinfects thepool when a pool was not properly sanitized. Muriatic acid is notgoing to kill the algae, only will temporarily make the algaedisappear. If you have your pool re-plastered make sure that theplasterer cuts away the spots were the algae was. I have seen poolsthat had Black algae before being re-plastered and soon after newplaster was applied it came back. Some times you have to remove thegunite as well. Caution Mixing Any type of chlorine product with amonia hydroxide is askingfor a dangerous out come. Don't Do It. Balance your pool water, brush the algae spots with a stainlesssteel algae brush to break the outer shell, in a vinyl liner pooluse a 3M black scrubber pad. Having done this, super shock raisingFree Available Chlorine to 5 to 10 ppm add a good copper or silverbased algaecide, make sure the product is chelated which willprevent staining and follow the instructions to the letter. Theseare products that more is not better. (MORE)
If it is genuine 'black algae' it is very difficult to remove without emptying the pool and gouging the black algae out of the pool surface. Other algae can be removed by shocking the pool, filtering continuously and brushing walls while maintaining a good sanitizer level.
Black algae is often brought into swimming pools in swimming garment that have been in the sea.
There is no such thing as actual black algae. It is just a namegiven to crystallized green algae. Green algae that can notflourish will die and crystallize and try to grow again and againin the same spot forming those black buds. Usually you will getblack algae from keeping a constant level of chlor…ine say 3 to 5ppm's and not shocking (Raising the chlorine level over 10 ppm's)the pool often enough. When treating Black algae, it is important to note that the algaewill grow "roots" into the pool's surface and therefore, the areaswhere the algae is growing needs to be vigorously brushed andretreated until it is removed. High chlorine levels, such as notedabove, must be maintained for several days for best results. Also keep in mind that Black algae will "use" any bio-films growingon pool surfaces. Especially concrete or plaster finish pools.Vinyl liner pools rarely have true black algae blooms. Bio-filmremoval leads to very successful Black algae treatment and evencure. Black algae, along with the bio-film, is very resistant tochlorine or bromine leading to mere bleaching of the algae ratherthan killing it. (MORE)
Answer . usa lots and lots of liquide shock. it will kill it and it will go to the bottom, then vacume it up
Start of by scooping out as much as possible hen take care that you don't overfeed the fish as this will keep it going. as for actually killing it without killing the fish I don't know. If the fish pond isn't too big try replacing a large proportion of the water. Get some fish that like to eat tha…t stuff. I have a 6-foot diameter 3-foot deep pond with a bog & waterfall circulation stream (1/6 hp pump, 15 gallons per minute). There are 4 koi (with babies), 3 goldfish, snails, lillies and watercress. The moss grows too vigorously in the summer, so I just brush and skim it out about once every couple of weeks. Some things that help reduce moss growth: shade or covering (lillies work to do this), sand, brushing and skimming, optimal amount of feed for fish (no leftovers). 2. If you want to actually kill it immediately, you will need to use an algaecide. GreenClean is very good fish-safe algaecide that does not use copper based ingredients. As far as long term removal and control of algae, you will need to control nutrients in the pond meaning excess fish food, fish waste, leaves and grass clippings and even fertilizer run-off. This can be done by a proper filtration system that will filter out these contaminants. Also a good beneficial pond bacteria added regularly will also help to degrade these wastes quickly. Another step would be to aerate/ circulate the water in the pond. Algae hates oxygen so by improving oxygen levels wither with a fountain, waterfall or even diffused aerators, you will also help to control algae. A third step would be to limit sunlight penetration. Two common ways to achieve this is to add blue dye to the water to help filter sunlight. Pon dye is typically non staining and will not harm animals, fish or plants once mixed with water. Pond plants can also be added to shade the water. They also offering a filtering effect to as they will help pull nitrates from the water that algae will use as food. Another option available (although more costly) would be to zap it with an ultrasonic waves using a device that floats in the pond. There is some good info on this technology at http://www.WeedersDigest.com regarding their Ultrasonic Algae Control. It would be worth taking a look. (MORE)
\n. \n Black Algae \n. \nYes, indirectly.\n. \nCommon pool algae are not directly harmful, but algae convert sunlight into food and release waste products that can feed harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms.\n. \nBlack algae can be quite difficult to eliminate, particularly in plaster p…ools. Any item that has been exposed to the algae should be treated along with the pool water. All pool toys, nets, hoses, brushes, etc. need to be thrown into the pool and treated. The sides of the pool will often need to be scraped or brushed. Probably the best algaecide is copper (II) sulfate. After the treatment is complete, you may then need to use Pool Magnet to remove the copper from the water. (MORE)
Black Algae in a fish tank isn't actually algae at all. It is bacteria protein called cyanobacteria. If your asking how to rid your tank of this, the first thing you'll want to do is test your water for nitrates and phosphates. Generally this is a major factor in the growth of the bacteria. Scrub th…e glass, clean the decor, and stir the gravel. Remove as much as possible with a net. Next perform a 25-30% water change. This will help reduce the levels of nitrates and phosphates. Also, since this type of bacteria has to photosynthesize reducing the amount of time the light is on will be greatly beneficial. (MORE)
It could kill some types of algeas due to its spectrum. Algea is a plant and therefore requires light to grow.
There is no such thing as actual black algae. It is just a name given to crystallized green algae. Green algae that can not flourish will die and crystallize and try to grow again and again in the same spot forming those black buds. Usually you will get black algae from keeping a constant level of c…hlorine say 3 to 5 ppm's and not shocking (Raising the chlorine level over 10 ppm's) the pool often enough. (MORE)
Answer . I suggest you review the instructions that come with your chlorinator. In my pool it is crystal clear so long as the salt is between 2700 and 3300 ppm.
Black algae are tiny black hard dots on the plaster. They have a crust that must be broken for treatment to be effective. You can get a special wire bristle brush to attach to your tele pole that will help scrape them loose. The will travel by any means possible (even by wind) so be careful to c…lean any brushes or tools before using them in another pool. They must be killed with a special algaecide (I think the active ingredient is silver nitrate....don't quote me on that) Get some at your favorite store (real pool store not DIY or discount the clerk might not know the difference) Pop the surface then scrub with the brush then treat with algaecide (read the instructions) you may have to repeat. Good luck, have fun. The brush referred to above is a stainless steel brush - don't use regular steel brush -- rust. The use of a granular product called Algae Kill - close to 100% chlor . - may come under other names - funneled thru your tele pole after brushing the spots vigorously and sprinkled right on the spot. You might want to turn off the pump prior to application so that the water movement does not move the product around. It will dissolve in a short time. Brush the spot again next day to remove the dead algae. Once you've gotten this type algae it is hard to eradicate completely. Staying on top of your chem. balance will help tremendously. k (MORE)
You should really get a algae eater. Some of the alge killers are harmful to the fish. it really depends on what type of algae. if its green water algae then use and algicide which you can purchase from aquariums. if it's filament algae then get some snail or algae eating fish. the quickest soluti…on is to scrap the algae off yourself. (MORE)
Bleach will kill algae, but mix it with water first. it will also burn your skin
yes because if a fish is in algae too long the algae can get in its gills and block its air ways
To treat black algae you will need to add an algaecide to your poolwater. These are specifically designed to kill and prevent algae.
Im currently waging war on the algae in my pond. I have a 75 gallon plastic lined in ground and was unsure how much bleach I need to add. 1 day I have a beautiful and clear pond... The next day Im looking at the Okefenokee swamp. Please help. Tennis and pond elbow
Salt water pools are chlorine pools it just that the chlorine is electronically made from the salt. Salt water pools have problems with algae the same as just freshwater chlorine pools. If you are lucky you may be able to nip algae in the but by over chlorinating but more often then not you would be… well advised to throw some algaecide in the pool to kill it of. (Always follow the directions on the bottle.) (MORE)
Yes. This is a potent chemical. It will kill the algae and turn it brown. Hope you have a good filtration system to filter all the brown out.
Chlorinate it to the max or shock the pool An get some algaecide into it as wel as well.
I hate algae, too. Period. (lol). So....last week I wrote an article b/c I used to have a BIG problem with algae overgrowth in my aquarium. It is a Step-by-Step, easy guide on how to get rid of the nasty, slimey stuff. My aquarium is now crystal clear, due to following the expert advice of other ta…nk owners.. There are natural ways to kill algae in your aquarium. Below, I will post a link...to the techniques I used to get rid of the algae.. The article is entitles: "How to Kill Algae in Your Aquarium". Look below (under Related Links) and click on link to get the info. you need. It will help! :-) (MORE)
In a simple answer to your question, "No, at least not in my experience.". I wrote an article b/c I used to have a BIG problem with algae overgrowth in my aquarium. It is a Step-by-Step, easy guide on how to get rid of the nasty, slimey stuff. My aquarium is now crystal clear, due to following the …expert advice of other tank owners.. There are natural ways to kill algae in your aquarium. Below, I will post a link...to the techniques I used to get rid of the algae.. The article is entitles: "How to Kill Algae in Your Aquarium". Look below (under Related Links) and click on link to get the info. you need. It will help! :-) (MORE)
I don't know yet but I am doing a science fair project on ways to kill algae and I'll keep you posted. Garrett Glover
not that i know of i have one and they are very nice and peaceful typically so i don;y think you have anything to worry about
\nIn a pond, there is no possible way of keeping an algae-free pond with fish in it. You can choose one or the other- A pond with fish and some algae or a pond with no algae and no fish. The chemicals needed to kill ALL algae would kill the fish. I have a pond with around 20 koi. I use Green Clean. …It is a white powder and it kills most of the algae when it hits it. I find that PondCare Algaefix also somewhat works. (MORE)
I'm not to sure but you could replace all the roofing with new shingles dark enough to disguise the staining, or with shingles laced with copper granules, which are lethal to algae. But that would only make sense if the shingles were worn out.. To keep the algae from coming back, insert 6-inch-wide… strips of zinc or copper under the row of shingling closest to the roof peak, leaving an inch or two of the lower edge exposed to the weather. (MORE)
Ultra violet light from sunshine,less shading by trees and good drainage would be a start
No. It takes chorine or non-chlorine shock to kill algae. An algaecide is usually used in conjunction with shock to kill algae.
Swimming Pools use a special algicide once algae has started and a slightly different version to keep it 'in-check' that is usually added weekly.
had the same problem . if you have a liner and it is on the underside of the liner what i did was take a block of cloriene and put it in a sock and put the sock on top of the black mold. let it sit for a few days then remove
Chlorine kills bacteria and other single-celled algae by a chemical action called oxidation, which is sort of like burning by acid.
Cray fish live in an environment where there are many types of algae without any bad effect however there are certain types of algae that can kill the creatures that come in contact with them either because they are toxic or because there is too much of it.
Basically this type of fish kill is caused by nature not being able to contend with mans input. Usually caused by soil or fertiliser run off from farms, excess nutrients get into the water ways/lakes etc. Then nature tries to use up these excess nutrients in the only way it can and that is by the gr…owth of Algae. Algae are tiny plants that will use up the chemicals N.P.& K. and the many other trace elements that have become suddenly available in the water. When this happens it is called an "algae bloom". Then, when all the excess nutrients have been used up by the algae, there is nothing for the it to use up (eat?) so it dies. Now we have a different problem. The dead algae decays. This decaying process is speeded up by aerobic (oxygen using) bacteria which create a lack of oxygen in the water. At this stage both the bacteria and the fish become short of oxygen so they die off (suffocate) too. This creates another load of decaying matter and another excess of nutrients N.P.K. etc etc etc. This has started a continuing circle of algae bloom and decay which continues on taking nature a considerable time to clean up, settle down and get back to normal. (MORE)
Bleach is an oxidant. it literally eats away the outer layer of many types of algae.
Most likely not, It is made up of bicarbonate which the algae can use as a carbon source. So adding baking soda will most likely increase algal growth.
Well the correct answer for this is your skin will start being green and no one will think its cool.
In theory....no, the hair algae doesnt kill corals, what does kill the coral is hair algae growing profusely next to it preventing the coral extending its polyps and getting sun light. Algae can cover the 'mat' of some species of coral such as xenia and star polyps also preventing the polyps from ex…tending and getting nutrients and sunlight. = = Another possibility is that some conditions that favor algae may not favor the life of the coral such as temperature of the wate and pH of the water. (MORE)
It can come from many places. Algae spores can be carried in the air to just about any where. It likes to grow in damp places like between bathroom tiles for example or badly drained roof guttering. It is also possible to introduce it into a pool by wearing the swimwear that was worn at the beach.
The best way to kill algae in lakes is to keep it clean and use less of the fret-sawer in lakes. The lakes are dying because of the algae in the water , the algae is becoming a BIG PROBLEM that needs to be solved.
Yes. It can seriously harm a goldfishes intestines if eaten and can cause fatal diseases to their brain or stomach if its fumes were inhaled. Green Algae is OK for fishes to be around but if excessive algae grows in tank then it could, too, be fatal.
well tats impossable cuz i tried it!! haha cuz im a gamer and ive tried 2 get on the roof
I don't think you can. I mean, it would die, but it would just be all dried out and gross. If there's algae in your pool, you should get pool cleaner. Only use bleach as a last resort because it will dissolve your pool lining. (1 gallon)
No, pollution of the water is what causes the green algae. When extra nutrients such as pesticides, runoff, & human/animal waste are added to the water, it in a matter of speaking, makes the algae go nuts. The algae starts to grow in vast, huge amounts. The algae clouds the top of the water, blockin…g the sunlight that all the plants and animals need. When the algae dies it covers the grass beds and destroys the aquatic plants and animals' habitats. The only real way to stop the algae is to quit polluting the bays. oceans, rivers, etc. (MORE)
Algecide Gel You'll have to empty the pool. Scrub and clean the pool and make sure the sand filter is up to par. Then, refill the pool and use the proper chemicals. In my subdivision, an inexperienced pool guy managed the chemicals badly during hot weather. Make sure you are using the proper meth…ods and you won't get black algae again. Be careful about emptying the pool. Floating a fiberglass pool is a common issue and will do a lot of damage. (MORE)
Don't kill them, if they are bees they are important pollinator animals and they make honey. I know the roof is not a place where they should be but rather than killing them call your local bee keeper and he will come and remove them alive for you.
Chlorine - you can buy "pool shock" at Walmart, pool specialty stores, or maybe even Menards. After a couple days of "shocking" a pool, though, any algae with die and turn brown, meaning you'll probably have to scrub the walls and floors of your liner and filter out the dead stuff. Also, my underst…anding is that bleach does have the same effect. Depending on your pool size, I'd say you should use at least 1/2 a gallon of one of these solutions every day, pouring it around the perimeter. Like I said, after a couple days the pool will become brown. If you have an inflatable pool, use much less; you'll probably have to use more bleach than chlorine/shock. (MORE)
i had the same problem of killing algae but apparently you can use a U.V light
There are many different products designed to remove black algae from your pool. A good strong dose of pool chlorine will relieve the problem most of the time. Chlorine will naturally dissipate into the air and is removed from the pool by sunlight. You will need to stay out of the pool for a day or …to until the chlorine settles back to an acceptable level. Other methods that work well are to lower the water level a few inches to give you better access to the algae and spray it with chlorine bleach. This will kill the algae and also take the color out of it. You may need to use a soft brush to remove it from the pool wall and re-spray to get rid of any algae left after brushing. (MORE)
Chlorine bleach kills all microorganisms. It rapidly oxidizes thecell membrane and other biochemicals needed for their survival. Ofcourse a large enough quantity must be used.