Recently a customer asked me what they should use to control algae in their pool. Since their pool uses a salt water conditioner, they wondered if algaecide was still needed or should they simply add more salt. They also wanted to know if algaecides were still effective in salt water and if there were any issues around using them.
You can use all the same chemicals in a salt pool that you would use in any other type of sanitized pool. Thatmeans regular chlorinator, UV, bromine etc. So yes, if you are having problems with algae in your salt water pool, go ahead and add algaecide.