What is algae?
Algae is an aquatic organism that spreads in a warmer environment. Basically, your pool water is a breeding ground for algae on hot, sunny days — but only if you don’t take the steps to prevent it. There’s no need to fear algae when HTH® is here!
What are the different algae types?
There are over 30,000 species of algae in the world, but luckily, there are only three common types of pool water algae that you need to watch out for.
Here’s how to tell them apart:
Green and murky in appearance, it clings to the walls of your pool
Black blobs that lurk in hard-to-reach corners of your pool
With a dirt-like appearance, it contains chlorine-resistant compounds
How to defend against and combat algae
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Now that you have a better grasp on what causes algae and how you can spot the different types, it’s time to combat it! You can prevent algae from taking over your pool by:
- Testing and balancing pool water twice weekly with the HTH® Pool Care 6-Way Test Kit or HTH® Pool Care 6-Way Test Strips
- Improving filtration and circulation with the HTH® Pool Care D.E. Filter Aid and HTH® Pool Care Filter Cleaner
- Keeping chlorine levels just right with HTH® Pool Care Shock Advanced
If algae somehow manages to break down your defenses and invade your pool despite your best efforts, HTH® has a line of algaecides that you can turn to. Our favorite is HTH® Pool Care Algae Guard Advanced because it gets rid of all three algae types.
More sources for algae-free fun
With these easy algae-defeating tips, you will be swimming in brilliantly clear pool water in no time! If you want more information on how to get algae-free pool water, our Green Water blog goes more in depth on the steps you can take.