Diamond Brite Pool Surface – How to Remove Black Algae

Algae is the worst enemy of your pool.  Removing algae is one of the important concerns for swimming pool owners. But with a Diamond Brite pool finish, getting rid of algae won’t be difficult.

If your pool is not maintained properly, you will find black algae growing on the walls and corners of the pool’s surface, making the water cloudy. It steals beauty from the pool and completely spoils the swimming experience.  No matter how much you have invested in the construction of the pool, it can lose its beauty with time.

There are a number of factors that contribute to its deterioration. Harsh weather and acid rain cause the surface of the pool to degrade. Moreover, chlorine chemicals that you use for sanitizing purposes significantly affect the polish of the surface, making it look dull.  Add to this the growth of microorganisms and you can see patches of grey and black algae spread all across your pool.

Diamond Brite

If you have used Diamond Brite polish for your pool, getting rid of algae won’t be difficult. The insoluble quartz that the polish is made of, doesn?’ allow microorganisms to stick to the surface. This is one reason why a Diamond Brite finish is preferred over paint. It will take a long time before you see black algae growing on the walls and floor of the pool. But what can you do to remove it, once it begins to inhabit your pool?

Cleaning a Diamond Brite Pool Surface

this pool could use a Diamond Brite finish

This pool could use a Diamond Brite finish!

Black algae won’t give you a tough time on a Diamond Brite surface.  First, you will need to drain all water from the pool so that you can easily spot the affected areas and address them conveniently. You will need muriatic acid to remove algae and other stains from the pool. However, you must take precautions as the solution is mildly toxic. Make sure that you are wearing your goggles, boots and gloves. A ratio of 10:1 of diluted muriatic acid will be sufficient to scrape the most stubborn stains.

Spray the solution in the affected areas, most importantly in the corners of the walls. Use a scrub brush to scrape off algae which will appear as black patches. You won’t need a pointed tool to get rid of it and the brush would be sufficient for a Diamond Brite surface. If you think that it’s getting a bit tough, let the solution on the stain for a minute and then get back to it with the brush.

Once you have dealt with all areas of concern, switch on the water filter and rinse the entire pool with water. Finally, fill fresh water into the reservoir. Your swimming pool will be shining once again in the daylight.

The pool professionals at Pool Doctor of the Palm Beaches have the expertise to tackle a black algae problem on any pool surface.  Contact them today to discuss resurfacing with Diamond Brite or click here.

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