How to Clear an Algae Bloom

clear an algae bloom

Here’s how you can get rid of that algae bloom and get your pool back to crystal clear.

No matter how clean you keep your pool or how watchful an eye you have on it, algae blooms can still happen. The recent heatwave doesn’t help either, since algae thrives in warmer waters. The important thing to know what to do when they pop up. Here are a few tips on how to deal with algae blooms.


The term “shocking,” in pool-speak, means to super chlorinate a pool. The amount of chlorine you’ll need to add to shock your pool depends on the size of the pool. Generally, you’ll need to add two pounds of either liquid or granular chlorine per 10,000 gallons of water in your pool. Mix the chlorine with pool water in a bucket before adding it to the pool. Always wear the proper safety attire (gloves, mask, eye protection, and old clothes) when working with any pool chemical. Make sure you brush the algae off the surfaces of your pool before you shock it for the best results.

Keep it Moving

Once you’ve rid yourself of the algae bloom, you need to make sure your circulation system is working correctly. Routinely cleaning out the skimmer and pump strainer baskets will make sure your flow rate stays within a healthy range. A properly working circulation system will ensure the chemicals that kill algae before it can grow into a bloom are distributed throughout your entire pool. Be sure to check your filter and backwash when necessary to help keep the water flowing.

Paradise Pools

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