We all know what that green swamp like water is when you open your pool up for the summer, and if you don’t you’re in for a real treat. That green swampy consistency floating in your swimming pools is algae, and getting rid of algae is not that complicated. Algae is a form of bacteria that has subtly taken over your swimming pool because there was an imbalance to your chemicals in your pool water, or the chlorine levels were too low to fight of the bacteria. Do not fret, there is a fast pace solution. You have to go through the process of getting rid of the algae that is living in your swimming pool.

Cleaning up your swimming pool is an easy task. The easiest method of getting rid of algae is to fight back with the proper chemicals. You’ll want to undergo a shock treatment to start the cleaning process of your swimming pool. Getting rid of algae takes some time depending on how advanced the bacteria has grown. There are different levels and strengths of algae, but the sooner you catch it the easier it is to get rid of it. This is why keeping up with your pool maintenance is so important.

You’ll first want to take the initial steps of scrubbing or brushing down your swimming pool. Make sure you’re getting rid of all the bacteria that is stuck to the walls of your swimming off so it is floating around and the filter can pick it up easier.

The next step is shocking your pool, now depending on what your chlorine levels look like will determine if you use a shock that contains chlorine or not. Chlorine is the chemical that is able to break down the bacteria and makes your swimming pool look good as new again. Getting rid of algae may take a few days depending on how aggressive the bacteria is.

After you’ve shocked your swimming pool, which should take a day or two to process, keep your pool filter and pump on for a full 24 hours. This will help clear out all the algae and keep your swimming pool circulating well enough to clean it out. Once that is finished and your swimming pool is clean, keep up with your pool maintenance. Making sure your pool chemicals are all balanced and there is no dirt or debris stuck in your swimming pool is a good start to not have an algae filled pool.