You’re about to throw a pool party, but notice the water is green. The first thing you do is freak out and the second thing you do is prepare to call off the party. Don’t even think about calling off the party! The situation is easily treatable, and it won’t take as long as you think. You may have an algae problem in your swimming pool. Algae is a plant that grows in water. Your pool might be full of green water because the chlorine that you usually add to kill bacteria has evaporated.
Green water doesn’t mean that you’ll never use your pool again
It doesn’t mean that you have to drain it or that you’ll have to throw away your green water. All it means is that you’ll have to add some chemicals to balance the pool up again. In most cases, it’s the pool owner’s fault that green water appears in a pool. It’s not that the pool owner doesn’t care about the water or doesn’t want to spend time and money on keeping the water clean. The problem is a lack of knowledge of how to clean a green swimming pool.
Pools often turn green, and it’s not a huge reason for concern
If you don’t want this, you will need to maintain the chlorine levels in the water. Just as you would with the pool filter, you need to keep chlorine levels up to keep the water clean and clear. When the chlorine level is too low, bacteria will grow. As bacteria grows, it feeds on the dissolved organic material of the water. Bacteria excrete nitrogen, which is converted by algae into ammonia. As the ammonia level in the water increases, it feeds the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
It’s only a matter of properly treating the pool water with chemicals
There are several chemicals to use to get rid of algae. It doesn’t matter how green your pool water is; it can be cleaned. You can find instructions on how to clean green water in any pool store. If you have a lot of algae, perhaps you should consider getting an automatic pool cleaner. It’s much easier and faster than cleaning the pool with a net.
Develop a good relationship with a pool service company to help you solve your problems.
They’ll understand that your pool is a big investment, and you’ll want it to be in good shape. The company can take care of everything from the air lines to the flow system, chemicals, and filter replacements. You don’t need to know anything about chemistry or pools. All you need to know is that your pool will be clean and algae-free. That means your pool will be ready for your big party. You don’t need to cancel your party or tell people that they’ll have to come inside. It’s only a matter of cleaning up the water and getting on with it. Who knows, you might not even have to drain your pool to make sure it’s clean enough to allow everyone to swim in it.