Green Pool? Transform Your Pool in One Week With Sea Breeze Pools
Updated: Jan 16
When your swimming pool turns from pearly blue to putrid green, you may be inclined to think that dealing with the problem is as easy and quick. But, once the pool condition has degenerated far enough for it to no longer operate properly, dumping a few cups of Green Clean will not save it!
With so much labor involved, just getting everything back up again can take hours or even days depending on how bad things are — and most of the time, hiring professionals makes more sense than trying to fix this problem on your own. In today's blog, we will discuss the Sea Breeze Pools Green to Clean process.
Keep Your Crystal Clear.
How to Clear a Green Pool
It's not impossible, but it will definitely take some elbow grease! Green pools are caused by algae, which is a type of plant. Algae can enter your pool in a number of ways: through the wind, rainwater, swimmers tracking it in from other contaminated bodies of water - even your own lawn!
Once algae has found their way into your pool, it begins to multiply and spread quickly. Algae will quickly coat the walls and floor of your pool, turning it from crystal clear to murky green.
So how do you get rid of it? Here are the steps to follow to get your green swamp water back to crystal clear conditions.
Scrub the Pool Walls and Floor
The first step is to physically remove as much of the algae from the walls and floor of your pool as possible. This can be done with a brush or a power washer, but it will take some time and effort. You will also need to vacuum the pool to remove any algae that has settled on the bottom.
Test the pH Levels & Alkalinity
Once you have removed as much algae as possible with the pool brush, it's time to test your pool water's pH levels and alkalinity. Green pool water is often caused by high pH levels, which can be adjusted with chemicals. You will need to follow the instructions on the chemical bottle to add the correct amount.
Your pool's pH level should be between 7.4 and 7.6 — and your pool's alkalinity level should be between 100 and 150 parts per million (PPM). Keep in mind that at this point, it's okay if it's a little bit lower because the next step is to shock the water.
Kill the Algae with Pool Shock if Needed
Once you have removed as much of the algae as possible, it's time to kill the remaining algae cells. Adding pool shock to your swimming pool will help to kill any remaining algae cells and also help to prevent future algae growth.
Pool shock is a concentrated form of chlorine that is available at most pool supply stores. This can be done with a number of different chemicals, but we recommend using chlorine shock. Chlorine is effective at killing algae and will also help to keep your pool water clean in the future.
Run the Pool Filter
After you have killed the remaining algae with shock, running your pool filter for at least 8 hours is important to remove any remaining algae cells from the water. If you find that your pool water still isn't clear, shock it again and run the pool pump for 24 hours.
Test the Pool Water
After going through this entire process, even if your water has cleared up significantly, it's time to test it again. If the water isn't tested, you don't know 100% that the swimming pool is safe for swimming. You can purchase a pool test kit in person at most pool supply stores or online if you do not have one.
Sea Breeze Pools - Central Florida Pool Cleaning Experts
A green pool is not only an eyesore, but it can be a health hazard as well. If your swimming pool has turned green, don't worry — Sea Breeze Pools can help! We offer a one-week pool
transformation service that will have your pool looking and functioning like new again. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will take care of everything, from the initial assessment to the final clean-up. So why wait?
If you have any questions about our Green to Clean process or want to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. Sea Breeze Pools is always here to help!
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