Algae are microscopic plants - and the most common, troublesome aspect of pool maintenance. They can make your pool cloudy and murky. They also can clog your filter, and increase chlorine demand even before they are visible. Algae usually start in hard-to-reach crevices in the pool surface or areas of poor circulation. You need algae protection the most when water temperatures rise. That's why the middle of the swimming season is prime time for algae to develop.
Prevention is by far the best way to fight algae. That's why an algae preventative is part of every BioGuard® maintenance program. In spite of preventive measures, however, outbreaks can sometimes occur. Luckily, BioGuard has the products to prevent algae, control algae and kill algae. Preventing algae is the third step in our 3-Step Programs.
SoftSwim® pool owners should go to the SoftSwim® Program section and refer to the first step. SoftSwim A is a premium algicide that's formulated to prevent algae effectively in biguanide pools.
There's only one algae killer listed here, because Banish® is our newest, most effective algicide ever. It contains a patented chelant that prevents staining - a common occurrence with other copper-based algicides.
ALGAE INHIBITORS As we mentioned before in the Algae Product section, prevention is the best defense when it comes to algae. BioGuard® knows how important it is. That's why algae prevention is STEP 3 in both the BioGuard Once-a-Week 3-Step Program and the BioGuard 3-Step Program
In our SoftSwim Program, SoftSwim A provides extraordinary protection against algae growth.
Using Optimizer Plus is recommended with any of the BioGuard Pool Maintenance Programs.
Applying Back Up is STEP 3 of the BioGuard Once-a-Week 3-Step Program and the BioGuard 3-Step Program
This product is a highly effective algae preventative. It is recommended for use with pools with an attached spa or water features.
Use Algae All 60 as STEP 3 of the BioGuard Once-a-Week 3-Step Program and the BioGuard 3-Step Program if your pool has an attached spa or fountain.
NOTE: With all pool care products, avoid physical contact. Follow safety information on label instructions. Open in well-ventilated area. Avoid breathing fumes. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.