Algae dust that comes from the algae fairy right?
Anyway the best way to get rid of the algae skeletons (as one of my customers calls it) is to vacuum them directly out of the pool bypassing the filter. The problem is that these dead algae spores are too small for the filter to pick up so they end up going right through the filter. The best way to vacuum them out depends on what type of filter you have:
SAND FILTER-Use the waste or drain position on the valve to vacuum your pool this will effectively remove the algae from the pool. You will have to refill the water you drain out of the pool when you are done. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue.
D.E. FILTER-If you have a multiport (this valve will have at least 4 positions on it) valve on the filter put the valve in the waste position just like with the sand filter above. You will have to refill the water you drain out of the pool when you are done. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue. If you don't have a valve to backwash or you have a backwash valve that only allows you to filter or backwash then you have a difficult situation. The best thing to do is get an extra pump to use to vacuum the pool separate from the filter system. The other option is to plug all the return lines where the water comes back to the pool then remove the filter grids (if you have a grid filter) and open the drain valve on the filter and turn the pump on to vacuum the pool. Make sure that you have the water directed away from your filter system and your house.
CARTRIDGE FILTER-Here you have a real problem if you have an in ground pool and about the only way you will get rid of the problem is to get a portable pump (or a separate pump) and vacuum the pool with this pump discharging the water out of the pool along with the algae dust. If you have an above ground pool you can plug the return and the skimmer. Then remove the filter cartridge from the filter. Reassemble the filter without the cartridge then where the water comes back into the pool take the hose connected to that fitting off the side of the wall of the pool and directed the hose away from the pool, filter system and your house. Then turn the pump on and vacuum the pool until the algae dust is gone. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue.
FYI _ Cartridge filter they sell this bag that goes over your skimmer basket it cost like 8 dollars and it filters all of the algea into it so you dont have to drain the pool.
Copper sulphate or Methylene Blue will kill the Algae - you then have to drain and wash the pool to get rid of the debris
Shock the pool add algaecide and scrub down the sides and bottom of the pool with a stiff pool broom there should be a lot of dead algae on the bottom of the pool the next day. vacuum it to waste if you want to avoid the risk of pushing life algae through the filter and back into the pool.
When black algae appear in a swimming pool, it can look like a black discoloration or black spots on the sides or the bottom of the pool. This occurs when there is not enough chlorine in the pool, so treatment is necessary to get rid of this algae.
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Green pool water is caused by algae. To remove the algae, bring the pH level of the water to 7.8, scrub the sides and bottom of the pool, shock the water with chlorine, then vacuum up all the dead algae.
Black algae, Very hard to get rid of the sooner you start the better.
usa lots and lots of liquide shock. it will kill it and it will go to the bottom, then vacume it up
Algae spores float around in the air and can hit your pool at any time You can fix it by 1 shocking the pool and scrubbing the walls and floor of the pool if this doesn't clear it up just get an algaecide from your pool shop. When you vacuum the dead algae out of the pool it would be a good idea to vacuum it to waste to reduce the risk of reinfecting the pool.
get it out by hand your self
Buy some weed killer or clean your pool
How can I get rid of rust colored stains in my salt water pool. It is only in the shallow end?
take a pickle and put it in the pool pickles soak up algae i would recommend that you put 12 to 13 pickles in the pool
$50 for chemical at least
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with a hand vacuum you would be best of vacuuming it to waste in order to get rid of it Al rather then stopping it with the filter and then backwashing.
put 1 bag of shock in it and wait 15 mins
You can ask a pool specialist about some non-chlorine pool-safe chemical. We got it, too.
Brush vigorusly with a S. S. wire pool brush and treat with granular black algaekill. Treat frequently because it is very hard to kill this type.
If it isn't gritty when it may be dead algae. Have you recently used algaecide to kill existing algae growth? If you determine that it is dead algae then you may have to vaccuum it right to waste as it may be too fine for your filter to remove.
First try increasing the chlorine content in the water. If that does not work get a non metal based algaecide and follow the instructions on the bottle , If that still does not do the job you may have to flock the water settle the algae to the bottom and vacuum it to waste.
I've killed all of the algae and a lot of it has floated to the top. Should I just leave my filter on and let it deal with it?
You shouldn't have algae in your pool if your chemicals are correct. I would suggest NOT swimming in it until you have had it maintained. You will probably need to do a chlorine shock to it to kill off the algae, then stabilize it. If the algae is too bad, then draining the pool and cleaning it would seem in order (Disclaimer: I am NOT a pool person... just a guy who knows a little bit about them)
There are a wide variety of algaecides (algae killers) available. Your local home improvement store, or pool store, has them. Most pools can be treated for about $20. You will want to use an algaecide, and "shock" the pool which briefly brings the chlorine level up to an insane amount, and then use a clarifier which will cause all the dead algae to clump up and sink to the bottom, where it can easily be vacuumed out. All of these chemicals evaporate in a day or two, leaving the pool ready for swimming.
No Black algae can be found every where from the shower cubicle to the the water in the sea, unless you have some particular allergy to it there is nothing to worry about. However if there is algae in the pool, it is best to get rid of it as it will effect the effectiveness of the pools disinfection system, Black algae is particularly hard to get rid of and should always be tackled is quickly as possible