We recently inherited a pool when we bought our home in Dec. The pool is a wreck and we decided we'd rehab it this summer and weren't going to do anything with it until then, but the weather got nice and well, it beckoned us to come and frolic it all its Ol' Swimming Hole Glory.
Long story short, now that the levels are nice and the water is clear I see these black spots in various areas. On my usual (now daily) trip to the pool store, I ask the guy about getting rid of this and he nonchalantly hands me some Black Algae Killer. He's waving this thing around, I'm waving it around. I'm almost tempted to let me daughters hold it and suck on the bottle. Because the guy is not concern, I'm not concerned. (You see where this is going, huh?)
No sooner than I get home I read the instructions which basically says: If this touches your skin, you die! If you inhale this, you die! Burn your clothes after dispensing....
So, I get the picture. This is bad stuff. So, given its so bad, do I want my children swimming in it?
A little freaked out pool owner