This is a picture of above ground pool steps that are cover completely with green algae. If you have a set of pool steps that are all green and covered with algae, you can pull them out of the pool and use soap and water to clean them up. Softscrub works really well to remove tough algae stains and will make the white on the pool steps white again.
Even though algae itself does not cause direct diseases or illnesses to human body, it can become dangerous when it makes the pool steps or ladder very slippery. Sometimes algae can harbor many disease-causing bacteria and microorganisms which will lead into another problem and make your pool uninviting for your friends and family if any accident happens.
A popular solution for algae prevention is to apply Leslie’s Algae Control products weekly or as needed base during swimming season. Before using it, brush the algae off the walls, ladders and steps so that the algaecide can effectively work and destroy all the algae growing in the small holes around the surface area. Once applied and algae is removed, you will enjoy a sparkling clean water quality during the peak season, and winter time should be protected as well if you apply a large dose of the product when doing winterizing.
Leslie’s Algae control is made out of non-metallic , 60% active ingredient, liquid polyquat thus it won’t stain your pool wall surface of fixtures, or cause foaming after use. Even with the most careful pool owners like you can sometimes get this algae problem, after you have checked with the area where poor circulation of chlorine is spotted.
The easiest and effective way of having algae-free environment is to destroy the algae spores they develop into noticeable, full-on algae blooms on surrounding areas. However, to keep up with clean and safe water status, it is not enough with weekly shocking routine to have a full control over those tough areas with algae creeping up the steps. By using this powerful product, you can remove all known types of pool algae, including pink algae and get a quick result. If you ever noticed an area of large amount of black or blue-green algae, then consider using Leslie’s Black Algae Killer as it will be more powerful for those tough areas.
It works effectively, and all you need is a few ounces a week into the water, or you can directly apply on the surface of walls, area of vinyl, plaster, fiberglass, and tile materials. It does not cause eye or skin irritation and less odor formula makes it outstanding product in the market.
When you apply this product, make sure you inspect the balance your water chemistry to keep the pH level a bit higher than usual, probably somewhere between 7.8 and 8.0 according to the manufacturer. Also prepare the prep works by cleaning the water filters and walls, removing debris, contaminants, and already grown algae blooms as well. When you brush your walls, do not use metal wire brushes as they will destroy the vinyl, fiberglass, or tiles around the pool area.
When finished with brushing, finally vacuum the pool and you will collect large amounts of algae that are taken off earlier and floating on the surface. If you want to put all the small tiny particles to bind together, you might want to use a flocculent like Ultra Bright or Alum. This will make the waste fall to the bottom and can be vacuumed easily after a while.
Sometimes you will see areas where algae persists and didn’t come off completely. You can continue to shock and apply more vigorous brushing work and they will eventually be removed. Using power wash hose can be another idea.