What does yellow/mustard algae look like?

What does yellow/mustard algae look like?

Yellow/Mustard Algae looks like mustard colored growth along the walls and in the shady areas of the pool. It's light, soft and slightly slimy to the touch.

Example of mustard algae growing in pool
We recommend using Yellow Treat.

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