Swimming Pool Algae Treatment and Prevention
How do I remove algae in my swimming pool?
This is a common question we get asked. Killing, removing, and preventing algae can be a challenge for pool owners. Luckily, algae is easy to treat if you have the right products and technique. Here is our easy-to-follow algae treatment and prevention guide to quickly and effectively remove the algae in your swimming pool water. These steps work for all types of algae: green algae, black algae, and yellow (or mustard) algae.
Recommended products for algae treatment
Why are these prodcuts effective at killing and preventing algae? Use BioGuard Burnout 3 (a granular chlorine shock) to super-chlorinate your pool water, add BioGuard Algae Complete (a dual-action algaecide and algae preventer) to help kill and prevent future algae, then add BioGuard Pool Juice 911 (a pool enzyme & clarifier) to help clean and clear up dead algae!
Algae treatment dosage
Use this chart to determine the correct dosage of each product for your size pool.
Algae treatment steps
Step 1: Use pool brush to brush the sides, floor, and steps of swimming pool.
Step 2: Add BurnOut 3 Chlorine Shock according to dosage chart above. Circulate water for 1 hour.
Step 3: Add Algae Complete according to dosage chart above, concentrating application in areas with the heaviest algae growth. Circulate for 24 hours.
Step 4: Add Pool Juice 911 according to dosage chart above.
Step 5: Brush and vacuum any remaining algae.
Step 6: Clean all equipment to prevent algae regrowth.
Step 7: For persistent algae, repeat process after 2-4 days. To preventfuture algae growth, add a weekly maintenance dose of Algae Complete (3 oz/week for20,000 gallon pool)