Algae Basics for Beginners

<strong>Algae Basics</strong> for Beginners
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Did you know that one of the most common problems for new pool owners is algae?

Algae is the top culprit for discolored pool water and getting anything but clear results can be frustrating. That’s why we are here to tell you what algae is, how it happens and how to simply fix it once and for all.

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 Algae

Green Algae

Green and murky in appearance, it clings to the walls of your pool

Black Algae

Black Algae

Black blobs that lurk in hard-to-reach corners of your pool

Mustard Algae

Mustard Algae

With a dirt-like appearance, it contains chlorine-resistant compounds


How to defend against and combat algae

How to defend against and combat algae

HTH Pool Care Algae Guard Advanced

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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:

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

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.

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