Severe (Swamp) Algae

In cases where a pool has been neglected for a long period of time, the pool itself can look like a swamp. This is a case of severe algae bloom.

Severe algae blooms can be formed from any type of algae, but usually it’s a combination of green and yellow algae. Severe black algae blooms tend to cover the surface, while green algae blooms tend to form the floating clumps on the surface of the pool.

Low water visibility can hide debris that may be at the bottom of the pool. Organic debris will use up considerable amount of chemical when attempting to turn over a pool back to clean.

Swamp pools are also common when a pool has been closed for the winter season, but wasn’t opened immediately when the weather became warm in the spring time.

Severe Algae Recommendation

Due to the severity of the algae bloom in the pool, and the unknown issue of what may be sitting at the bottom, we recommend that you begin by vacuuming to waste any debris at the bottom of the pool. This little bit of extra work will dramatically reduce your chemical needs.

To clear the dense algae in the water, we recommend our most powerful algaecide: the aptly named Swamp Treat™. One pound is powerful enough to clear 20,000 gallons of water. Simply follow the directions and super-chlorinate. The pool should begin to clear in 24 hours.

Once the algae is dead and sunk to the bottom, you will need to vacuum to waste again.

Now that the pool has been turned over, consider using No Mor Problems® to prevent future algae blooms. Just squirt a few ounces in every time you add chlorine.