The less algae that’s in your water, the happier your swimmers will be – not to mention your water filtration systems. Not only can swimming pool algaecides work to both treat and prevent algae, but it can also reduce the need for excess chlorine.
It's best to test your pH before treating with algaecide so that you can find chemical imbalances, which can contribute to algae growth.
When planning for an algaecide treatment, remember that algaecide is most effective during the sunniest times of the day, when algae can grow the fastest.
Choosing a pool algaecide depends on the specific chemistry of your pool and the specific type of algae you’re working against. Some common forms of pool algae can use a milder solution, while other stubborn types require a more aggressive formula.
Copper-based pool chemicals can be effective against many types of pool algae, but you may prefer a metal-free alternative that reduces the risk of metal staining.
Other options such as PHOSFree work by removing phosphates from the water that the algae require in order to live and grow.
Your treatment needs will also depend on whether you’re focused on preventative care, or trying to regain algae control, after it has already visibly spread.
Also keep in mind that if you’ve never experienced algae in your water, your pool chemical process may not need to include this type of treatment.
Do you have algae in your pool? Call a Doheny’s product expert to find the right solution at 1-800-574-7665.
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