For further information on Covid-19, Please visit WWW.SACORONAVIRUS.CO.ZA
COVID-19 and Pools - The CDC says that proper operation, maintenance and disinfection of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.Learn More
Green Algae2020-03-12T04:08:28+00:00

Answers to Basic Pool Questions

TRADITIONAL CHLORINE POOLS

THE SYSTEM ADVANTAGE

What is it?

Common “green” algae are microscopic, aquatic plant-like organisms and can be free-floating or wall clinging. Algae grows in salt or fresh water and thrives in temperatures above 85°F. In fact, it can “bloom” overnight. Algae spores constantly enter pool by rain, wind, animals, toys or swimsuits and left unchecked, can clog filters and create surface damage.

To kill green algae:

  • Use ALGAE KILLER as it kills black and green algae in swimming pools
  • Use MSA II as it kills all types of swimming pool algae and resistant algae
  • Use ALGI SHIELD as it kills mild green algae in swimming pools

5 steps to prevent algae growth:

  1. Maintain a sanitizer residual of 1-3ppm
  2. Do an initial and weekly application of a preventative algaecide (such as BACK UP Algae Inhibitor)
  3. Shock routinely
  4. Make sure there is adequate circulation and filtration
  5. Brushing surfaces is vital