Algae is both unsightly and an inconvenience. Regular testing, balancing and application of a preventative algaecide will protect your pool from downtime and excessive chemical costs.
Algae enters pool water by wind or on debris, equipment and even bathing suits.
Visible algae growth can be caused by low to no chlorine, heavy rain, high heat and dirty surfaces.
Pool Algae Types
The most common form of algae and the easiest to prevent. It is usually free floating and may tint water green.
Cling to surfaces and look like yellow or brown dust or slime. They may be resistant to chlorine.
Very stubborn algae that attaches firmly to surfaces and forms a protective crust. Brushing is critical to remove it.
- Identify the type of algae and select the right Clorox Pool&SpaTM/MC Algaecide.
- Add a chlorine shock as per use directions.
- Brush surfaces where algae have grown.
- Add the algaecide as per use directions.
- Then vacuum or backwash the pool filter to remove the dead algae.
It is much easier to prevent algae growth than to get rid of it. Follow these simple steps to prevent algae growth.
- Test and adjust pH and chlorine levels frequently to keep your pool balanced.
- Brush pool surfaces weekly to remove any algae that may be clinging to them.
- Shock regularly to maintain chlorine and get rid of contaminants.
- Add a preventative algaecide weekly to help prevent algae growth.