What is Algae in Pool Water?
Algae in your pool is a type of organism that can grow nearly anywhere, but an out of balance pool is a particularly likely environment for this to occur in. It may appear as a green, pink or brown substance on the surface or in the corners of the pool.
What Causes Algae in Pool Water?
Almost any chemical imbalance can cause algae to grow in pool water. This includes high or low chlorine, pH or calcium levels. In addition, if you aren’t cleaning the pool on a weekly basis, it makes it easier for algae to grow. Warm weather, direct sunlight and the lack of proper circulation in the water can also be causes for algae growth.
Do I Have Algae in My Pool?
If you have noticed an organic-looking substance on the top or at the edges of the pool, you may have an algae problem.
Why Should I Treat Algae in My Pool?
While the algae itself isn’t harmful, bacteria that feeds on it can carry many harmful diseases. Additionally, a pool with algae, while not dangerous, can be aesthetically displeasing and can potentially frighten children.
Treatment for Algae in Pool Water
Before treating your water for an algae problem, make sure to check the quality of your water with a test strip. Then, to treat visible algae, a larger dose of ALG OUT ULTRA 60% should be used. Then, follow up with ongoing weekly treatments to keep algae from coming back.
How to Use ALG OUT ULTRA 60%
Depending on the size of the pool, 400 to 800 ml are used for initial treatment and 100 to 200 ml are used as a weekly, ongoing treatment. The correct amount should be poured into the pool, spreading evenly throughout.
See the Application Method for Alg Out Ultra 60%
Wait Time Before Swimming
Swimmers should wait five minutes after ALG OUT ULTRA 60% is used before swimming.