How To Clean Algae From Swimming Pool Tile Grout

WRITTEN BY:  Inyo Pools

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As algae invades your pool during the season, it will get into the pool tile grouting and stubbornly stay there. This guide shows you how to clean algae from your swimming pool tile grout.effectively and inexpensively.


Step by Step


Step 1

PUT ON LATEX GLOVES - Wear latex gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals.

Step 2

DIVIDE CHLORINE TABLETS - Break 3" chlorine tablets in halves or quarters.

Step 3

SCRUB GROUT LINES - Scrub sharper edges of tablets onto grout lines where algae is located. And yes, he should be wearing latex gloves !

Step 4

WAIT - Let chlorine sit on grout for 24 hrs.

Step 5

BRUSH OFF CHLORINE -  Scrub and rinse grout lines with pool brush.

Step 6

REPEAT - Repeat process on stubborn algae spots.


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Inyopools  Posted: 05/31/2017 10:26 AM  Inyo Product Specialist

LindaO - You do not have to empty your pool. See our guide on "How to Remove Black Algae From Your Pool"

LindaO  Posted: 05/31/2017 6:16 AM 

WHat about black algae below the water line ? It is not possible to empty the pool. Thanks.

Anonymous  Posted: 05/14/2017 16:48 PM 

Thank you. I'm going to give it a try.

Inyopools  Posted: 05/10/2017 11:09 AM  Inyo Product Specialist

Anonymous (grout) - You can pressure wash the grout. Just use a low to medium setting so you don't cut into and destroy the grout.

Anonymous  Posted: 05/09/2017 12:20 PM 

What about using a pressure washer? Any concerns pressure washing the grout?