This algae is quit rare and most cases of suspected mustard algae isn't mustard algae at all but other algae types. Mustard algae can be a real problem as it makes your pool look a lot less inviting. It grows on the sides of the pond, most commonly on the shaded side. It is brown green to yellow green in color. It is easy to remove by brushing it of but it quickly grows back and more serious algae control techniques is required to remove it. It often reinfects pools after being removed. To avoid this you should clean all pool tools and bathing clothes carefully to remove all mustard algae. Wash your bathing clothes with a detergent.
Mustard algae are a type of green algae. It is very chlorine resistant and large amounts of chlorine have to be used to fight it. Brush the algae if before treating against this algae as this removes a protective layer of slime that otherwise can protect the algae. The mustard algae can also more effectively be eradicated using different algae control chemicals but they are not needed in mild cases. It is important to act swiftly and aggressively to control and eradicate the mustard algae. It is a good idea to soak all the pool equipment in the pool during the treatment. This assures that all the algae is dead and help avoid reinfection. It is also a lot less work than manually cleaning all the pool equipment afterwards to make sure that they are algae free.
Mustard algae most often appear if the water values in the water are of. Test the water if your pool get infected by this algae species and balance it before starting treatment.
Mustard algae infections can never. Or at least very seldom be removed by simply brushing and filtering the water.
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