Algae spores constantly enter the pool, brought in by wind, rain or even contaminated swimsuits or pool cleaning tools. When conditions are right, an algae bloom can occur in a matter of hours. These conditions include out of balance water, warm temperatures, sunlight and presence of nitrates, phosphates and/or carbon dioxide.

Any outdoor swimming pool could be prone to algae growth. All opaque Ocea pool covers are specially designed to combat this as they act as a barrier to direct sunlight, inhibiting the photosynthesis that causes algae growth. In addition to this, we have ensured that our solar slats have absolutely minimal sunlight to pool contact areas by extending the opaque solar base layer into the connecting hinge.