Algae

Algae

Control pool algae

Algae is a type of plant. They range in size from microscopic, one-celled plants such as plankton, to giant forms such as Pacific sea kelp, which can grow to more than 100 feet long. Algae have all the same needs as any common plant to survive: food and light. Algae produce food through a process called photosynthesis. In the presence of light, algae use a green pigment called chlorophyll to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into carbohydrates (sugars) which provide nourishment for the algae. During this process, algae release oxygen. There are at least 21,000 different known kinds of algae. Of these, there are only 3 categories that grow in swimming pools and spas. There are only about 40-50 specific kinds of algae found in pools and spas.


Three Inexpensive Algae Prevention Steps

Three Inexpensive Algae Prevention Steps

There are many ways to prevent algae, but regardless of what you put into your pool, there isn’t one surefire way to keep it out. Products such as Phos-Free and Algae Control from Leslie’s certainly...

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How to Kill Algae

How to Kill Algae

The easiest way to keep your pool clean and algae-free is to destroy the algae spores before they develop into full-on algae blooms. A good circulation system, proper sanitizer levels, weekly...

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Algae

Algae

Algae blooms are caused by algae spores entering your pool and not being sanitized and filtered out of your water. Spores commonly enter your pool through wind, storms, items, or swimmers entering...

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Top 10 Algae Prevention Tips

Top 10 Algae Prevention Tips

Nearly every pool owner has had to deal with algae problems at one time or another. Even with a properly-working filtration system, sanitizers at their recommended levels, and a watchful eye, algae...

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