Problems with Algae and Methods of Prevention

Make Sure the Circulation System is Functioning Properly
To keep your circulation system running properly, you will want to regularly check and clean the skimmer and pump strainer baskets. This will keep the water and the sanitizing chemicals flowing evenly throughout your pool.

Use the Swimming Pool
Often times the best way of keep a pool clean and free of debris is by swimming in it as much as possible. Swimmers stir up the water and debris, allowing the skimmer to catch more particles and ultimately filtering the pool better.

Chlorinator to Sanitize & Reduce Algae Levels
When the sanitizer levels get too low, algae spores can quickly grow which begin to cling onto pool surfaces. To help maintain a safe and effective level of chlorine in your pool use either an automatic or a floating chlorinator. Both automatic and floating chlorinators feed a constant amount of chlorine into your pool, and prevent the chlorine level from dropping below the effective range.

Shock the Pool Weekly
A weekly shock of your pool is great for eliminating any algae spores your regular sanitizer might have missed. This is a great way to keep your pool clean, your sanitizers at their correct levels, and should help to eliminate any potential algae problems before they grow.

Algae Prevention in Swimming PoolsDevelop & Maintain a Brushing Routine
Pool walls, floors, and steps are the most common places to find algae in your pool. If left untreated, algae can burrow their roots inside the cracks on these surfaces, making them very difficult to remove. Brush the pool walls, steps, and floor at least once a week (more if necessary) to prevent algae growth from forming in your pool.

Use an Algaecide Regularly
Regular use of an algaecide is a great way to help keep algae from ever taking hold in your pool. There are many different types of algaecides available, designed to help fight certain kinds of pool algae. Algaecides are designed to be used when your pool is clean and algae-free, and will stop algae spores from developing into full-on blooms.

Eliminate Phosphates to Prevent Algae Growth
Algae, like all plants, are living creatures that require food and nourishment to survive. Phosphates, which can enter your pool through dust, leaves and debris, and swimmer waste such as sweat or oils, act as fertilizer for algae, allowing spores to grow into fully-developed algae blooms. By eliminating phosphates, you can stop the growth of algae before it ever begins.