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How to Prevent and Eliminate Pool Algae

There’s nothing worse than getting ready to jump into the pool, only to notice the waters turned a little… well, green. It’s unsightly, it’s gross, and it’s a clear indicator that you have pool algae, which depending on how severe the issue is, can sometimes be a nightmare to get rid of.

Given that our pool season seems so short, it’s important to take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure your pool is well cleaned and maintained, preventing algae. This is where our Algae Free Guarantee Program comes into play! It’s a simple, yet effective process that will help you quickly get rid of algae and prevent it for the rest of the season. Sounds good? Well, then let’s dive into it.

What You’ll Need

With the right pool chemicals, you’ll find that getting rid of algae and preventing it from returning is quite simple. While our Algae Away Kit will easily do the trick, helping return your pool water to a crystal clear, refreshing swimming experience, these other three chemicals will be on your weekly maintenance roaster all season long:

  1. Omni Stabilized Chlorine Pucks or Bromine Tablets or Pool Salt - Feel free to pick whichever chemical option picks your pool, budget, and preference
  2. Omni Shimmer
  3. Natural Chemistry Pool Perfect Max

To note, our pool chemicals are available for preview and purchase online, however, some items must be picked up in-store.

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Your Weekly Pool Maintenance

Once you have your pool chemicals secured and ready to go, you’re going to want to follow this easy, 15-minute weekly maintenance program to keep your pool looking refreshing, clear, and of course, sparkling clean.

  1. The first thing you’ll want to do is ensure your chlorinator, brominator, or skimmer basket is filled with pucks. Then you’ll want to set your feeder to ensure that you will have ~2-4 ppm of chlorine available at all times. (If you are putting pucks inside your skimmer basket, ensure to add new ones before the old ones completely dissolve.)
  2. Second, give your pool and quick brush, grab the Omni Shimmer and add 1 bag per 40,000L of water weekly. This will help to oxidize swimmer waste, keeping the pool in perfect swimming conditions.
  3. The last thing you’ll want to do, during your weekly maintenance routine, is to add 1 capful of Pool Perfect Max per 40,000L of water, weekly directly to your skimmer. This helps to keep your phosphates low and digest organic waste, which allows your chlorine to do its job of sanitizing your pool properly. It also helps to prevent waterline ring, and helps to keep your filter clean.
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It may seem simple, but it’s incredibly effective. If you can spare 15 minutes each week to commit to our maintenance program, you’ll be able to prevent pool algae and fully enjoy your pool season.

The Algae Free Guarantee Program

We know how much of an issue pool algae can be, and we stand behind our 15-minute maintenance routine so much that we decided to make it into an effective program for our beloved pool owners and customers. We named it the Algae Free Guarantee Program because if you follow our steps, that’s exactly what your pool will be all summer.

To be eligible for our program, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Come into any of our Discounter’s Pool and Spa Warehouse locations, and get your pool water tested (yes, we offer FREE water testing) and balanced.
  2. Throughout the summer, follow our 15-minute simple routine every single week.
  3. Return to our location nearest you, once a month, for water testing.
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Here’s the best part; we’re so committed to helping you achieve an “Algae Free Summer” that if you’re a part of our program and follow the above three steps but still experience a green pool, we’ll provide you with the necessary products to fix it, FREE of charge. Yup, we thought you’d like that!

Being pool owners and lovers ourselves, we’re always committed to providing you with the best products, programs, and opportunities to make the most of our pool season. With our free water testing, Algae Free Guarantee Program, and our inventory of pool chemicals, you can ensure a sparkling pool all summer long!

So, if you want to take part in our water testing or Algae Free Guarantee Program, be sure to visit any of our Discounter’s Pool and Spa Warehouse locations today.

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