Living with an unsightly green swimming pool? If you’re like many pool owners with algae or bacteria buildup, you’re probably wondering what you can do to restore your pool back to good health. So, what are the actual causes of algae and bacteria buildup in your swimming pool? Let’s take a look!
Green Swimming Pool Causes and Prevention Tips
- Imbalanced pH Levels: The pH level of your swimming pool is a scale used to measure how acidic or basic your water is. This scale measures from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. Levels less than 7 are acidic, while pH levels above 7 are basic. The optimal pH level of your swimming pool should be between 7 and 8. Regular maintenance and monitoring of your pH levels work to prevent algae and bacteria building up in your swimming pool.
- Use a Pool Filter: Filters are a surefire way to stop algae and bacteria buildup in its tracks. A clogged filter that is long overdue for a cleaning can become a breeding ground for nasty bacteria, mold, and fungi. Thankfully, pool filters are easy to clean and should be done routinely each month. Simply remove the filter from your pool, and rinse clean with the hose. Filters should be replaced every 1-2 years, depending on use.
- Pool Shocking: Also known as shock treatment, shocking is when you put a large amount of chlorine in your pool to combat bacteria and algae all at once. A standard shock treatment typically involves pouring about three gallons of chlorine in the pool, followed by a 24-hour waiting period for a green-free pool. Perform a regular cleaning the next day and check the pH levels before jumping in.
- Regular Maintenance: For a healthy pool, you’ll want to keep your water as safe and clean as possible. Avoid a green pool by practicing proper maintenance once a week. Horizon Pool and Patio offers professional weekly pool cleaning services for your convenience so you can spend your time enjoying the pool with your family.
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Keep your swimming pool clean and healthy all year long with professional pool maintenance services from Horizon Pool and Patio. Our certified technicians are industry veterans with extensive CPO training to ensure your pool is properly maintained and is a safe and fun environment for the whole family.
For more information on our residential and commercial pool maintenance services, contact Horizon Pool and Patio today at (561) 790-0665 or visit our Wellington store located at 12785A Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414, next to Schaefer Drugs.