Prevent Algae Growth in Your Pool

With all of the rain homeowners have had this year, now is the best time to learn how to keep algae from taking over your swimming pool.

Algae grow in gutters, ponds and other water-holding fixtures surrounding a home. After a rain (or several days of rain), growing algae turns into spores. As the water drains, existing algae spores dry and can be easily blown into your swimming pool, causing the water to become less than attractive.

Here are some simple tips to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of your swimming pool throughout the swimming season:

  • Use a program approach to pool care, one that incorporates a weekly preventative algaecide.
  • Start a weekly shock routine to eliminate unwanted contaminants.
  • Maintain a good sanitizer level (range) - 1-3 ppm.

By following these three easy steps, you can prevent excessive algae infestation in a year where algae could be a threat all season.

Courtesy of NAPSnet.