Black Mold In Pool is the bane of all swimming pool owners’ existence. Ostensibly, the sight of a swimming pool plagued by black spots is something to be dreaded. How would you be able to invite your friends and colleagues to a summer’s night party at your home if the swimming pool is so riddled by black spots it is hardly discernible from a natural pond deep inside a forest? You yourself, the owner of the swimming pool, hate seeing the swimming pool let alone others.
But beyond that, the presence of black mold in and around the swimming pool is more than the simple esthetical problem. Your health will be at risk if you dare to go to the swimming pool. At first, there may not be anything happening to your body.
But if you expose your skin to the water so continuously, sooner or later you may develop health conditions that need immediate care. Sadly, the presence of black mold in your swimming pool is a risk that comes with the ownership.
The only known way to prevent infestation is to clean the pool regularly but that may not be a preferable option, what with other things that need attention in your life.
Black Mold In Pool isn’t more of algae than fungi. The microscopic algae grow in the colony that soon becomes big enough to form visible spots on the surface. Imbalance in pH level of the pool water could contribute to the growth, which is why you need to maintain everything to be inappropriate condition.
And it takes special attention so you can demolish them down to their last colony. To be able to do so, you will need:
- A brush with stiff brush and a telescope-like handle,
- Concentrated algaecide,
- Testing kit for pool water,
- Tablets of chlorine,
- Drawstring bag or an old sock,
- Some pebbles or rock.
And here are the steps you need to take to take care of this problem:
- Take a good look at the extent of the issue. Inspect all parts of the swimming pool: the interior, the edges, the vents, and the filter; make sure there are no stones left unturned. Detach removable parts for easy inspection.
- Pool filter is a comfortable spot for the spores to accumulate. If you miss cleaning the pool filter, all of your hard work scrubbing the pool floor and everything will go down the drain if you do not carefully tend to the filter as the mold can grow anytime so long as there are spores in the filter. Replace it with a new one if the filter can no longer do its job properly.
- Turn off the pump and drain the pool. Get down to it and brush everything. Do not forget to dislodge any kind of particles that are stuck anywhere in the pool. Get the algaecide and apply it in accordance with what the label suggests. Leave everything overnight. Scrub the spots once again the next day. Repeat if the mold remains.
- If stains form where the mold once was, get an old sock or a drawstring bag and put chlorine tablets in it. Add some rocks as weight and position the sock/bag over the stain spot.
- Once stains are taken off, refill the pool and use a test kit to find out if the pool water is at the right pH and chlorine levels.