Algae is made up of microscopic plant life that thrives in warm, light conditions. Your pool, especially during the summer, makes an attractive home for invading algae, so it’s important you prevent growth with the right water treatments.
Swimming pool algaecide is your best bet for preventing algae from becoming a problem – it will help protect your water and stop algae from forming in the first place. Whether you want to eradicate the algae’s potential food source with a phosphate remover or close your pool for winter with a long-lasting anti-algae treatment, we stock effective algaecide for pools to ensure you never risk green water.
Using Swimming Pool Algaecide
It is worth reiterating that algaecide for pools is a preventative measure rather than a cure for existing algae bloom. It is effective as an anti-algae treatment before you notice any signs of growth, but you will need to turn to other swimming pool chemicals to remove anything that starts growing.
Our swimming pool algaecide products are easy to use and can help keep your water algae-free for months at a time. Long-life algaecide can prevent algae growth for up to three months, making it a great tool to have on hand when you’re closing for winter. Our pool winterising kits are also particularly useful in this regard.
How to Remove Algae From Your Pool
If algae is present in your water, you will need to remove it and thoroughly clean your pool before adding a new dose of pool algaecide. For this, you’ll likely need to use a chlorine shock treatment, which will kill the algae and bacteria in your pool and rapidly raise the water’s chlorine levels.
To find out more about keeping your swimming pool algae-free, read our guide on how to prevent algae growth in your pool.