Using an algaecide in your swimming pool
You can use an algaecide as a preventive treatment or to solve a particular issue. If your water becomes cloudy or if the walls of your pool are slippery, it may be due to the growth of algae. An algaecide will eliminate algae in your water.
Once the treatment is complete, you must clean your swimming pool. Simply scrub the pool walls with a brush to remove the dead algae. Then let the filtration system work until your water once again becomes crystal clear. By adding a flocculent to your water, you can optimize the filtration process.
The algaecide action is not continuous. To avoid algae returning, use a small amount of algaecide as a preventive measure.
Simple ways to prevent the growth of algae
A great way to prevent the presence of algae is to regularly check the pH level and the temperature of your water; they must not be too high. Also make sure to maintain an adequate level of disinfectant in the water.
Not using your swimming pool? Cover it! Algae need light to grow so depriving them of light helps. If you use a solar cover, be careful, as you do not want the temperature of the water to become too high. Algae love the heat!
Another preventive measure is to regularly clean your pool (using a broom or your robotic pool cleaner) and your filter.
Use an algaecide in your swimming pool to prevent the presence of algae or to eliminate them if they should appear. The quantity needed will vary on a case-by-case basis.