Perhaps the most aggravating
strain of algae, it can be extremely difficult to eradicate completely.
This is not entirely accurate, but the difficulty in removing it fully
is due to the strong roots and protective layers over top of the black
algae plant. Black algae will appear as dark black or blue/green spots,
usually the size of a pencil eraser tip. Their roots extend into the plaster
or tile grout, and unless the roots are destroyed completely, a new head
will grow back in the same place. The heads also contain protective layers
to keep cell destroying chemicals from entering the organism. Like yellow
algae, black strains can bloom even in the presence of normal sanitizing
levels and proper filtration. I was once told that this form of algae commonly
enters a pool inside the swimsuit of a person who's recently been to the
Read all about algae:
Phosphates and how they effect
your swimming pool.Please check out this link. If re occurring algae growth
is the problem in your pool this is the reason. Once the phosphates reach
a certain level there is no amount of chlorine sanitation that wil help.
The dying algae killed by shocking only creates more food for the phosphates
to grow which than feeds the algae again. This process repeats and your
pool stays in bloom. There are solutions. Please take a look at what causes
the development of these and than contact us for removal. Your swimming
pool will thank you and we will also.
HURRICANES TROPICAL STORMS
We hope that another year
will go by without any real problems but you never know, FAY 2008 was crazy.
If the area is preparing
for evacuation or storms we will do our best to continue service but depending
on severity we may as well have to go.
Some ideas to help you prepare.
Thank you for your patronage
Low limbs and weak limbs can
be removed prior to the storms.
Anything that can land in your
pool, pots, plants, limbs,furniture, trash, glass etc can permanently damage
the pool surface and increase the time it takes to restore your pool.
If you do not know how to let
water out of your pool, please check or ask us to show you. Normally this
is not a problem and the pool will run off and drain. If it threatens your
home letting some water go could be necessary.
If you have chlorine jugs keep
them filled. Add them after the rains have stopped. Chlorine usually goes
into short supply after a storm and it can take some time to get enough
to go around. If you don't have jugs let us know. We can purchase filled
ones for you and drop them off.
We will do our best to restore
your pool after the storms have passed but it can be a slow process due
to many factors. We will take care of them as soon as possible.
Restoration or disaster clean
up of your pool is not part of the monthly service rate and other charges
may be incurred. Most pools will have to be completely rebalanced after
that much water and potential debris.
Aloha, Ohana Pools
Ohana Pool Services Inc.
415 Carissa Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937