If you’re like most pool owners, you have experienced algae in your pool at some point. An algae bloom will close your pool faster than most water chemistry challenges, and it can be one of the most challenging to correct.

There are three key ways to prevent algae blooms in your pool:

  • Add a quality algaecide to your regular maintenance process
  • Regularly test your pool water – professionally in our store every week and at home in between
  • Ensure you have proper circulation in your pool

Remember, it takes far less algaecide for preventive measure than it takes to get rid of the algae once it’s in your water! Be sure to take advantage of our current coupon (above) to save on your maintenance algaecide.

Algae can be green, mustard or black (or dark blue). Green algae typically floats in the water and turns it various shades of green. Mustard algae clings to the pool walls, and black/dark blue algae grows on pool surfaces, often in one isolated area.

One of the most common causes of algae growth in a pool is chemical imbalance, which can happen to even the most diligent of pool owners. Life gets busy, and sometimes it becomes nearly impossible to keep up with vacuuming your pool, testing your water and balancing water levels. But don’t worry, our water chemistry experts are here to help you properly correct any water challenges – the first time! Just bring in a water sample and we’ll give you step-by-step directions for exactly how to correct any pool water challenges.