A cloudy or algae-filled pool can be unsightly and uninviting, and it can also be a sign of poor water chemistry or inadequate filtration. If left untreated, a green pool can also pose a health risk to swimmers. Fortunately, green pool cleanup is a relatively simple process that can be done with the right tools and knowledge.
At Aquanomics, we specialize in pool maintenance and cleaning, and we have the experience and expertise to help you clear up a green pool quickly and efficiently. Here are the steps you should take to clean up a green pool:
Test the water
The first step in cleaning up a green pool is to test the water. Test kits are readily available and can be purchased at most pool supply stores. The tests will indicate the levels of chlorine, pH, and total alkalinity in the water, which will help you to determine the cause of the green pool.
Shock the pool
Once you’ve determined the cause of the green pool, the next step is to shock the pool. Shocking the pool involves adding a large amount of chlorine to the water to kill off any bacteria or algae. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when adding the shock.
Vacuum the pool
After shocking the pool, the next step is to vacuum the pool. This will help to remove any dead algae or debris that has accumulated in the pool. Make sure to vacuum the entire pool, including the floor and walls.
Balance the water
Once the pool has been vacuumed, the next step is to balance the water. This involves adjusting the pH, total alkinity, and chlorine levels to ensure that they are within the recommended range. Properly balanced water will help to prevent future algae growth and ensure that your pool is safe to swim in.
Run the filter
Running the filter for an extended period of time, especially after shocking the pool, is essential to removing any remaining debris or algae from the water. It’s also important to ensure that the filter is clean and functioning properly.
Prevention is key, so it’s important to maintain a proper chemical balance, circulation and filtration, and to keep the pool clean by skimming it regularly. Investing in a good pool cover can also help to keep debris out of the water, which in turn can reduce the likelihood of algae growth.
By following these steps, you can quickly and effectively clear up a green pool. At Aquanomics, we have the experience and expertise to help you maintain a clean and healthy pool. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you keep your pool in top shape.