Algae turn blue swimming water into a green color. The darker the shade of green, the bigger the algae problem. Dip cleaning chemicals such as bromine or chlorine can keep the water strong enough to prevent algae, making cleaning your green pool easy.
The green pool attracts bacteria and parasites. The microbes can gain entry into your body through the mouth, eyes, nose, or other cuts. This makes it dangerous to swim in a pool with a very dark green color. You can consult Sparkling Pools construction Inc. for some assistance.
Cleaning your green pool
How green is the pool?
This is the first step in determining whether to drain or treat the pool chemically. Depending on the color of your pool, you may need to drain and acid wash the pool instead of shocking it. Light green color signifies algae problem but not too severe and can result from low pool sanitizer or an improper pool balance. A pool with dark green algae is dangerous. If the pool is black, it is cost-effective to drain and have it acid-washed.
Brush the pool surface; walls, and floors
Algae are tough and cling to the pool surface. Use heavy-duty algae brush to scrub the pool floor, walls, and steps to remove the algae.
Vacuum the pool
You need to vacuum the pool to prevent waste from coming back into the pool. Set the valve to waste, then vacuum away to remove algae and sediments from the bottom of the pool.
Test the pH and alkalinity of the water.
Test the chlorine level of your water. Use a test strip or liquid test kit to test the PH and alkalinity levels. Adding a shock to a pool with high pH levels will turn the swimming pool cloudy. Add a gallon of your preferred acid to bring the pH level to the ideal level for shock.
Shock the pool with chlorine
If the sanitizer’s level is significantly below the recommended levels, the pool shock will help kill the algae and sanitize your pool. Once the pH is 7.2 or below, shock the pool twice using a surprise that contains 70% of chlorine for the best results. Add an algaecide after circulation. You can also add a flocking agent to clump together the dead algae particles.
Run your filter
Turn your filter on and leave it until the water turns clear. It might take some time, so you need to be patient.
Test the pool water for pH, alkalinity, and sanitizer once it becomes clear. Add chemicals to balance the water. Test again until the pool is ready for use.
Maintain the pool balance
Ensure you have a reliable chlorinating system. Your pool always needs to be chlorinated. Use a simple tablet of chlorine floater and water clarification solution. Also, remember to clean your filters. Vigilant maintenance will help keep your pool clean while preserving its longevity and preventing unnecessary repair costs.
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