How To Stop Algae In Spa Pools

Algae is not welcome in your spa or hot tub!

Algae can take various forms from green, yellow, reddish to black. They can cause your water to take on a green tinge, become cloudy or feel slimy.

Algae can form when the water pH is not between 7.2 and 7.8 or not enough sanitiser is added. Sunlight can also help Algae grow, so it's a good idea to keep your spa covered when not in use.

Phosphate is a naturally occurring inorganic chemical that is widely used in detergents, animal feed and fertilizers.

Many common household laundry detergents contain phosphates because they aid in the cleaning process.

Algae are not bad characters in small doses however some can be toxic and no one really likes to share their spa with algae, which at the least, significantly reduces water clarity.

NOTE: The first indication of an algae bloom will be a significant increase in sanitiser use.

Spa shock can be used to help reduce this however the effects are very short-lived, as these products are not true algaecides.

Poppit Pool & Spa Complete Maintenance followed by frequent cleaning of your spa filter cartridges with Poppit (phosphate-free) Filter Cartridge Cleaner will not only remove the problem, but it is also extremely effective prevention.

Poppits® 3 month algaecide is considered to be the strongest. This is the only algaecide compatible with chlorine-free (Hydrogen Peroxide) sanitiser

Follow instructions on the label of the algaecide. 30 mL / 1,000 litres is generally sufficient to kill the algae and will clean up the spa within 48 -72 hours. This will provide protection for the life of the water in the spa.

NOTE: (Phosphate removers do not actually remover phosphates from your spa. Instead, they form an insoluble molecule that becomes trapped in the filter, making good spa filter hygiene even more critical. Make sure to clean your filter after using these algaecide and phosphate-removing products.

We recommend the Poppit spa filter cleaning solution because it is the only filter cartridge cleaner that can make the claim that it is free of phosphate, sulfate or nitrate. All of which act as Hors d’oeuvres at the algae party.

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