How to Treat White Water Mold in Swimming Pools
Does your pool look like it was filled with shredded tissue paper? Then your pool has "white water mold". Despite the name, this is actually a type of algae that is closely related to mustard algae. In this article we show you how to get rid of it fast so you can go back to swimming.

What You’ll Need

Swamp Treat™

One bottle per 20,000 gallons

Brush

Regular nylon pool brush

Shock

Approximately 2 pounds/gallons per 10,000 gallons of pool water of your preferred pool shock.

At a Glance

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4 Steps to treat White Water Mold

Step 1: 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 2: Brush

Brush the walls of the pool. One good brush over the wall should be fine.

Step 3: Shock

Add approximately 2 pounds/gallons of shock per 10,000 gallons – cascading it around the pool.

Step 4: 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 white mold you have.

White Water Mold 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.

White Water Mold 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.

 

White Water Mold 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 algae from returning.

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