Can I swim in a pool with black algae?
For the most part, yes. However black algae (cyanobacteria) can be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. While swimming, be careful not to ingest any of the black algae growth.
Can I swim in a pool with yellow/mustard algae?
In general, yes: it is safe to swim with mustard algae.
Can I swim in a pool with green algae?
In general, yes: it is safe to swim with green algae. However if the algae bloom is large enough to prevent being able to see the main drain, you shouldn't swim. Poor water visibility presents a significant drowning risk.
How do I get rid of Black algae?
Black algae releases "spores" that will remain dormant and are invisible to the naked eye. Unfortunately these are impossible to completely destroy. We recommend first killing the black algae present, and following a strict regiment of preventative ...
What does black algae look like?
Black Algae looks like small bluish-green to almost black nodules growing on the surface where circulation is low. Example of black algae growing on plaster We recommend using Swamp Treat.
Can I swim in a pool with white water mold?
In general, yes: white water mold is safe for swimming. However if algae bloom is bad enough to prevent being able to see the main drain, then you shouldn't swim. Low water visibility presents a significant drowning risk.