What is the best algaecide for mustard algae?


Aiden Uddin   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

While liquid and granular chlorine have been proven to be effective sanitizers, using an algaecide that is designed to treat yellow algae specifically is the smartest way to get rid of the problem quickly. When the active ingredient in Stop Yellow, sodium bromide, combines with chlorine it creates hypobromous acid.

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Hank Ward   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Correspondingly, will algaecide kill mustard algae?

While liquid and granular chlorine have been proven to be effective sanitizers, using an algaecide that is designed to treat yellow algae specifically is the smartest way to get rid of the problem quickly. When the active ingredient in Stop Yellow, sodium bromide, combines with chlorine it creates hypobromous acid.

Also, can mustard algae hurt you? Well, algae itself is not dangerous to humans, but an overgrowth of it can harbor harmful bacteria that is dangerous, such as E coli. Also, like any other algae, it can stain your swimming pool and cloud the water, which also sticking to things like pool equipment, pool walls, bathing suits, floats and toys.


Mona Page   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

how do you treat mustard algae?

How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae

  1. Remove all items from the pool, except cleaning equipment, which you will disinfect when you shock the pool.
  2. Brush the algae and then let it settle.
  3. Balance your pH and alkalinity.
  4. Shock your pool with chlorine — twice the amount you would use for a typical shock treatment.

Sebastian Eagle   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the best algaecide for green algae?

Here are the top 7 pool algaecides on the market today.

  1. Kem-Tek KTK-50-0006 Pool and Spa 60% Concentrated Algaecide.
  2. In The Swim Super Pool Algaecide.
  3. Clorox Pool and Spa Green Algae Eliminator.
  4. PoolRX Algaecide Unit.
  5. SeaKlear 90-Day Algae Prevention and Remover.
  6. EasyCare 30064 PoolTec Algaecide.

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Darlene Coleman   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

How do you identify mustard algae?

Mustard algae looks like sand in the bottom of the pool. Get rid of it by aggressively brushing the algae and adding Algaecide 60. If the pool is full of algae, add a flocculant (floc) to the water and vacuum up the coagulated algae that settles on the bottom of the pool.


Martin Lewis   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Do I use shock or algaecide first?

Chlorine combines with the algaecide ingredients and renders them useless. The best time to introduce an algaecide, which functions best as a preventative, is after you've shocked the pool and the chlorine level has fallen below 5 parts per million.


Claire Silva   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

How much shock does it take to kill mustard algae?

Use three pounds. of pool shock for every 10, 000 gallons of pool water. To maximize your shock's efficiency, add it to your pool at dusk or during the night. Leave your filter and pump running 24 hours a day until the algae is gone.


Cedrick Oswald   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Will baking soda kill algae in a pool?

You often find this menacing algae setting down roots in your pool walls, leaving unseemly black dots that can ruin anyone's pool day. Bicarbonate, the active ingredient in the baking soda, is an effective spot treatment to help to kill the algae and loosen it from the wall. Then, it's time to start scrubbing!


Cecilia Uttley   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

What does dead mustard algae look like?

It shows up as a yellow or mustard color, usually on the shady side of a pool wall or in the corners of the steps. Once the algae is killed, some of it will be captured in the filter, but because the dead algae particles are so fine, they will settle to the bottom of the pool, usually appearing as a gray or brown dust.


Jayden Jennson   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Will pool shock kill mustard algae?

If you have mustard algae in your pool, use a product such as Yellow Out, as well as a chlorine shock, to help kill the bloom. Yellow Out requires 2 lbs. per 15, 000 gallons of pool water.


Mason Chapman   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Can I put bleach in my pool to kill algae?

The goal of adding chlorine to a pool is simple: kill microorganisms such as bacteria and algae. Once the bleach is added to water, the hypochlorous acid molecule turns into a negatively charged hypochlorite ion and goes to work killing microbes and sanitizing your pool.


Peyton Dale   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Why does yellow algae keep coming back?

YOUR POOL SURFACE MAY BE THE PROBLEM A chlorine wash of the pool is a popular treatment for rough pools with green and yellow recurrent algae blooms. A chlorine wash is just like an acid wash, except that one pours bleach over the walls and floor (of an empty pool), scrubbing and rinsing thoroughly.


Courtney Mccormick   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

What is the cause of mustard algae?

Causes. There are a few different factors that cause mustard algae. Algae spores enter pools in various ways, including contaminated equipment or swim suits, rain and wind. Poor pool care, including lack of circulation, poor sanitation and filtration, is also a cause of mustard algae.


Mayleen Alcroft   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Will chlorine kill yellow algae?

After treatment for yellow algae it's common that the pool water is cloudy or at least hazy. Adjust pH to 7.4, brush the pool daily and vacuum to waste once or twice after treatment to remove dead yellow algae. Yellow algae can be a nightmare, but a lot of chlorine will kill it – dead. Never to return.


Hayden Bailey   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Does chlorine kill mustard algae?

Mustard algae is a form of green algae that is highly resistant to chlorine. Mustard algae will usually create a fairly large chlorine demand, although it can survive in high levels of chlorine. In SoftSwim® pools, mustard algae will consume SoftSwim® Clarifier.


Roger Snow   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Is there a test for mustard algae?

When determining if you have mustard algae or dirt, if it feels gritty it is dirt or could be calcium scale. If it feels slimy, it's probably mustard algae. Mustard algae can be brushed away easily (calcium scale will not brush away), though it will return quickly to the same location.


Katelyn Holmes   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

Can you swim with mustard algae?

Mustard algae resists chlorine, and can survive outside of the water, so the tiny cells of algae can get carried from place to place on pool equipment, water toys, and even on bathing suits.


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