What You’ll Need
One bottle per 20,000 gallons
Regular nylon pool brush
Approximately 2 pounds/gallons per 10,000 gallons of pool water of your preferred pool shock.
At a Glance
5 Steps to Get Rid of Pink Algae
Step 1: Vacuum
Set your system to “vacuum to waste” and using your pool vacuum remove as much pink slime from the pool as possible.
Step 2: Add Swamp Treat™
Add one (1) bottle of Swamp Treat™ per 20,000 gallons of pool water.
TIP: Round up
Round your pool up to the nearest 5,000 gallons for dosing.
Step 3: Brush
Brush the walls of the pool. One good brush over the wall should be fine. Check around fixtures for slime deposits, and scoop as much of it into the water.
TIP: Wear Gloves
Pink slime can lead to infections in open sores. Make sure to wear gloves to protect any cuts you may have on your hands.
Step 4: Shock
Add approximately 2 pounds/gallons of shock per 10,000 gallons – cascading it around the pool.
Step 5: Filter
Set your system back to filter, and turn the pump on. Allow to filter for 24 hours
TIP: Check Filter Pressue
Check the filter pressure every few hours and backwash as necessary. Your filter may clog quickly depending on how much pink slime you have.
Pink Algae Do's
- Add the specified amount of Swamp Treat™ for your pool’s volume.
- Round pool volume up to the nearest 5,000 gallons.
- Keep your filter running continuously to help get rid of the algae.
- Back wash your filter when the filter pressure rises above 10 psi than normal.
Pink Algae Don'ts
- Don’t add more Swamp Treat™ than needed for your pool’s rounded volume. Swamp Treat™ works in ratio to your shock.
- Don’t forget to add shock when using Swamp Treat™. Swamp Treat™ needs shock to work.
- Don’t pour shock directly on colored surfaces. This can discolor your surface.
Pink Algae Prevention Tips
TIP 1: Run your filter longer in the summer
In the summer months run your filter a little longer than you normally would in winter months.
TIP 2: Add more sanitizer in warmer weather
As the weather gets warmer, consider adding more sanitizer – either by adding extra chlorine tabs or turning up your chlorinator.
TIP 3: Adjust your return jets
Adjust your pool return jets to maximize water movement and reduce “dead spots” where algae is most likely to grow.
TIP 4: Use a Preventative
Consider using a preventative algicide such as No Mor Problems® with your sanitizer to keep mustard algae from returning.