Green Algae

Original Comment from Blog User
I HAVE A BORRED WELL. I USE A WHOLE HOUSE FILTER. TODAY WHEN I WENT TO CHANGE MY FILTER ONE SIDE OF IT HAD A GREEN GROWTH ON IT. IT WAS ON THE SIDE THAT FACED THE DOOR OF MY WELL ROOM. THE DOOR WAS LEFT OPEN WHICH HARDLY EVER HAPPENS. WHAT IS THIS?
Answer:
What you have on your filter is Algae. Is there any sunlight reaching into the room? Normally sunlight will cause Algae growth. Now, how do you clean it? First discard the old filter. Before placing a new filter into the housing, clean the inside of the housing well with a water and bleach solution. Then replace the filter. After replacing the filter, run your water through a shower or something that uses a lot of water for 5-10 minutes to ensure that the bleach solution has passed through your pipes and your water is safe to drink.

2 thoughts on “Green Algae

  1. It is hard to say if the algae you are seeing in the shower is from the water coming into the home or if it is forming on the shower where water is left standing. Is your shower in direct sunlight?

  2. We have a private water supply, but algae are beginning to coat the shower. Can we get a filter that will cut that out and from whom and at what cost?

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