Student Testimonial

'I completed this course today. Great content. Very Challenging! Must read the book AND pay attention to all of the lectures!!! Not a course for beginners. This Certification program will definitely elevate you as a professional!!!'

  • Jerry Wallace, CEO of Swim Chem, Sacramento, California
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How to Get Rid of & Prevent Swimming Pool Algae

Stankowitz's Algae Prevention & Eradication Certification Course, maps out a treatment protocol that focuses on understanding the different types of algae and their weaknesses. He covers the pool conditions favorable to algae growth and environmental factors that may be pool-specific. The pool professional also discusses the filtration, circulation, and chemistry requirements needed to prevent and treat algae. This class takes the guesswork out of pairing algaecides and algastats to specific types of algae growth. Stankowitz's approach is as unique as it is effective in teaching people to recognize each pool as an individual regarding treatment and maintenance in what he refers to as a "personalized pool treatment protocol."

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The curriculum of this course includes in-depth discussion on Environmental factors, the Role of water balance, Disinfectants, Water chemistry, Maintenance practices, Filtration, Circulation, Water conditions algae species find desireable, Characteristics of different algae species, Black algae, Mustard algae, Green algae, White Water Mold, Iron Bacteria, Pink Slime, Legionella, Algastats, & Algaecides.

Course Sessions

You MUST watch at least 90% of each video in this program to earn your certification

Green Algae

Closterium unicellular charophyte green algae closteriaceae zygnematophyceae. Phytoplankton


Mustard algae (aka yellow algae, hard shell algae, brown algae)

Black Algae

one of many cyanobacterium genus that dominate a cyanobacteria biofilm (Black algae).

Take the Next Step in Your Pool Education Today!

Purchase the How to Get Rid of Swimming Pool Algae book before you begin - there is stuff in that book you're gonna need.

5 lectures are followed by a 10 question multiple choice open book quiz. Why take a 50 question test all at once if you don't have to.

You do have to watch at least 90% of the lecture to advance, but we're not going to let a score other than 100% on a quiz

hold you up - you only need an 8 out of 10 in our class to advance.

This is not a 'one and done' test - you get two shots! So, no need for stress if you fall shy the first go at it.

Not only that, but you'll have 90 days to complete the 6-hour program.


Algae Prevention & Eradication Specialist Certification

A Green pool is never in style

Attend the only certification program in the swimming pool industry with a specialized focus on algae. Take an in-depth look at the species that can develop in recreational waters and the best methods of hampering & thwarting growth. The Algae Prevention & Eradication Specialist certification course will provide the tools necessary to make your pools safer, easier to maintain, and more profitable. Add a marketable point of difference that will give you an edge over your competition. Meet the requirements of the program and you are Certified!

How to Get Rid of Swimming Pool Algae

A MUST HAVE that applies to pools of any shape or size - you'll have fewer bouts with green, yellow, and black algae 🦠with this 'How to' book on your shelf.

Use less chlorine without spending tons of money on costly treatments! Swimming pool algae is easy and super inexpensive to prevent when you know what to look for. Rudy shares tips and hacks that he has learned over his thirty years in the pool industry to help your pools keep that crisp, clear, Caribbean look.

All algae are not the same, and cookie-cutter treatments don't always work. Stankowitz takes the guesswork out of identifying what you are dealing with and matching the best treatment to the specific algae type.

An excellent book for both residential and commercial pools. Whether you maintain a single pool or multiple bodies of water on a route, the 'How to Get Rid of Swimming Pool Algae' book will be the most comprehensive guide on algae prevention and remediation you will ever own. Algae is the single most commonly encountered swimming pool problems noted worldwide, so we felt that it deserved a book of its own that did more than touch upon the subject. But, be warned, after reading, you may find that you have become somewhat of a Guru on the topic.

Beginning April 2nd, 2021, a Certification class to accompany the 'How to Get Rid of Swimming Pool Algae' book - taught by the author, thirty-year pool industry veteran, pool water chemistry expert, and award-winning instructor Rudy Stankowitz. The Algae Prevention & Eradication Specialist certification course will cover the book's material and then some. In both the publication and the class, you will learn:

  • Algae Myths
  • Environmental Factors
  • The Role Water Chemistry Plays
  • Conditions Different Algae Types Prefer
  • The Influence of Filtration & Circulation
  • Characteristics of Algae Species
  • Algastats and Algaecides
  • And More!

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