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Will green algae in a pool make you sick?

Answer

Wiki User
06/26/2011

Yes, in fact green algae can make you sick. I learned that from a friend of mine that decided he could go in the pool and yes, he did get sick.

I went in my pool (full of green algae) every day last summer and did not get sick. However, I didn't go under water and get the water in my sinuses very often. I'm pretty sure it depends on how healthy you are overall.