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Things to do when your pool turns green

If you notice that your pool has begun to turn green it is not likely that the water is going to return to its original condition without proper intervention. If you take a look at your pool and you’re not seeing Crystal clean water,  you need to take immediate steps to clear out the algae that have formed rather than face ongoing problems with your pool. Here are some of the best ways that you can create a more inviting environment for your pool by quickly clearing out green algae. In this article, you will learn how to clean a green swimming pool in few easy steps.

Picking up the right chemicals:

The green forms in your water come as a result of algae growth. Algae has a tendency to crop up overnight and this comes down to an imbalance of chlorine in the water and a series of surprises that can come from many major changes and weather changes. Whether you found a major storm including rainfall and debris that’s fallen into your pool or you’ve let chlorine levels drop, algae could be a real problem in your future. Check your chlorine levels frequently and make sure that you won’t be susceptible to problems with algae growth.

Scrub away algae from the liner and vacuum it from the bottom:

When algae has the chance to form in your pool it needs to be scrubbed away. Algae has a tendency to collect along the sides of your pool and it will only continue to worsen when it is left unchecked. If you aren’t able to scrub the algae away from your liner, it will continue to grow and worsen throughout your pool environment. Proper scrubbing may take you an hour or more depending on the size of your pool and you’ll need to be thorough to remove the algae spores that have collected or at least loosen them so that they can be affected by chlorine.

Shock your pool immediately:

Having more people swim in your pool after it starts to turn green will only make the problem worse. Algae will continue to grow especially when more bacteria are added into the mix. If there’s a chance that you could add bacteria through skin cells and changes to the water, you can avoid this by shutting down your pool immediately and then performing a complete shock of the system. If the chlorine in your pool is unstabilized, shocking will make sure that the chlorine can stabilize in a better format.

It’s best to use a full bucket of the regular chlorine shock and then consider an extra formula such as algaecide to remove more of the spores if the pool has become extremely affected.

In the worst case you may have to drain your pool slightly:

In extreme cases where the water in your pool has become severely greened out, you will need to make sure that you are able to drain down your pool so that you can normalize the water chemistry a bit easier.  Properly draining your pool and then treating the water that’s left will make it easier to see results. You can fill up your pool once again after the chemicals have completed their work and you are able to normalize the chemistry of the water.

Contact a professional:

If you’re ever in a position where you might be facing ongoing problems with your pool and algae, it may be a wise idea for you to contact a professional. Working with a professional cleaner when your pool has been massively affected by algae spores will make sure that you can keep the pool clean and prevent the chance that algae will be able to affect the pool chemistry further.

Contact us today if you are in need of a consultation for your pool cleaning.