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, 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 to getting rid of algae from your pool.
The easiest way to keep your pool clean and algae-free is to destroy the algae spores before they develop into full-on algae blooms. A good circulation system, proper sanitizer levels, weekly shocking, and routine brushing should kill most of the algae spores before they become a problem.
If algae is already growing in your swimming pool cleaning it up 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.
- First, you’ll want to take the initial steps of scrubbing or brushing down your swimming pool. Make sure you’re getting all of the bacteria that is stuck to the walls of your swimming pool off, so it is floating around and the filter can pick it up easier.
- Shocking your pool is the next step, 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.
- 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.
- If your swimming pool is still cloudy after you’ve shocked it all you need to do is keep your pool pump running; by doing this the water is circulation and should clear up with in the next day.
- 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.
The main cause of algae growth is having contaminants in your swimming pool, like dirt, leafs & other debris. Premier Pool Service is also a valued company in dealing with algae situations & we offer multiple weekly service packages, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning your swimming pool; We will do it for you!