Keep The Green At Bay – How to Prevent Algae Bloom in Your Pool

Don’t let stubborn algae turn your clear, healthy pool green. You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money – or elbow grease to prevent algae blooms in your pool. When it comes to algae, prevention is always the best plan of attack. With just a few simple steps, you can ensure that your pool is crystal-clear and clean all summer. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Algae?

Before we dive into solutions, let’s understand what we’re up against. Pool algae are microscopic organisms that thrive in warm, stagnant water. They come in various forms, including green, black, and mustard algae, each presenting its own set of challenges. Algae growth is often triggered by factors like inadequate circulation, poor sanitation, and imbalanced water chemistry.

How To Prevent Algae Growth?

The best defense against algae is a proactive approach to pool maintenance. Here are some preventive measures to keep algae at bay:

  1. Regular Maintenance: Maintain proper water circulation by running your pump and filter regularly. Skim the surface and brush the walls and floor of your pool weekly to prevent algae from taking hold. If you prefer to spend your time relaxing by the pool, rather than scrubbing it, the Polaris Freedom robotic cleaner can help with that.

testing pool water with test strip2. Optimize Water Chemistry: Test your pool water regularly. Stop by your local Poolwerx Performance Pool & Spa for FREE water testing, anytime. It’s also important to maintain a proper pH balance. You can read more about the importance of pH balance here. Balanced water chemistry creates an inhospitable environment for algae growth.

3. Algae Break 90: A 16 oz application of Algae Break 90 per 10,000 gallons of water is an easy and effective way to prevent algae growth all summer. Each application can prevent algae growth for 90 days.


Maintaining an Algae-Free Pool: Keeping your pool algae-free isn’t difficult if you are performing regular maintenance, checking your pH balance, and applying Algae Break 90. By staying proactive, you can enjoy a sparkling, algae-free pool all season long!