You’ve no doubt already encountered this type of problem with your pool: as soon as you let a little too much time go by without maintenance, algae appears on the surface and at the bottom of the pool, turning your water green.
Fortunately, there are simple ways to prevent algae growth in your pool.

Why is there algae in your pool?

Green algae is the most common type of algae found in ponds. They generally appear after a period of rain, and are the result of a poorly balanced pH, insufficient filtration, or too high a temperature.

How do you eliminate algae from your pool?

To prevent the development and proliferation of algae in your pool, all you need to do is clean, brush and disinfect your entire pool, from the bottom to the surface, including the walls, the waterline and the entire filtration system. Would you like more advice on pool maintenance? Discover our dedicated page
After thorough cleaning, remember to check the pH level of your water. If it’s not balanced, algae will reappear, and everything you’ve done will have been for nothing. We then recommend a shock treatment with active oxygen-based chlorine, to disinfect your water and make it clearer and healthier – in short, crystal-clear water.
For effective water purification, you can use a powerful algaecide to kill micro-organism cells at their roots.

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How can you prevent algae in your pool?

Once your pool water is back to normal, you’ll need to anticipate any further algae outbreaks and protect your pool. To do this, we recommend covering your pool with a cover or tarpaulin, especially during periods of heavy rain.
Make sure that the pH level is always at the right level, and dose the chlorine you put in your water correctly, so as not to cause an imbalance and to have a stabilized pond. If necessary, you can also clean your entire pool before applying an anti-algae treatment, using the appropriate maintenance products. Would you like more information about pool maintenance? Click here!

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