1st Aug 2022 @ 6:00 am

It’s common for frequently used swimming pools to accumulate algae if you don’t take proper care of the chemicals and general regular maintenance. It’s important to know about the different types of algae and how to treat them, especially if you have a holiday villa in Lanzarote.

The last thing your guests will want to see when they arrive at your villa is an uninviting, green, and swamplike pool. The algae can quickly get out of hand if it’s not addressed in time, so it’s important to know how to maintain your pool and tackle the algae effectively.


The most common algae. Green Algae is the first thing we usually picture in our minds when we think of an uncaredfor pool. The slimy green substance can find itself on all surfaces of the pool and usually starts in small patches.

It’s important to remove it as soon as you spot even the smallest patch of green algae, as it can soon take over the entire pool.


Although Mustard Algae isn’t uncommon, it may be some time before you come across it. The algae is a yellowish brown colour that spreads slower than green algae, however, it can be harder to remove.

It grows similarly to its green counterpart, and is treated in the same way, it requires more persistence and monitoring to be sure that it is totally removed.


Black Algae is one for the professionals. It can be harmful to swimmers in some circumstances and will may require the pool to be drained to properly remove it.

The walls, floors and steps will need to be disinfected and scrubbed thoroughly.

If you are ever unsure about a pool problem you may have, it’s always best to call the professionals.

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