Nothing ruins a chill summer vibe quite like a cloudy, green pool! In most situations you can rectify the problem yourself with the right chemical and attention, however there are situations when your pool may need professional attention. If you find yourself with a green pool, it’s best to avoid using it until the problem is addressed.
Let’s see what our friends at Pool Check by Carpet Tech have to say about what causes a pool to turn green and what you can do to fix it.
WHY DO POOLS TURN GREEN?
There are several common causes for any pool to turn green. Most commonly a chemical imbalance, such as a lack of chlorine, will trigger algae growth. The resulting algae bloom can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects, which can be very hazardous to your health.
Oxidized metals can also give your pool a green hue. These metals are introduced to the water via acidic source water, cheap algaecides, or from metal components found in pool equipment, such as copper elements in a pool heater. When you shock the pool, these metals are oxidized and can turn your water green.
High amounts of pollen in the air can also turn your pool water green. Airborne pollen is small enough to elude most pool filters and skimmers, but as the build up settles atop the water, it will cast a green hue over your pool.
FROM GREEN TO CLEAN
There are several ways to treat a green pool depending on what caused it to turn in the first place. The key to maintaining safe and appealing pool water all season long is proper maintenance. Always be sure to clean your pool pumps and filters. Regularly check the pool chemistry and maintain appropriate pH levels. Know when you need to oxidate or “shock” the pool water or add additional chemicals.
The amount of maintenance your pool needs will depend on the size, the type of pool, how often you use it, as well as the surrounding environment. The most important lesson in pool ownership is to know when it’s time to call in an expert.
BRING IN THE EXPERTS
Even if your pool has been green for an extended period of time, the experts at Pool Check will find the problem and correct it. Our technicians can apply the proper chemicals to reverse algae growth and prevent it from coming back.
With a pool service contract from Pool Check, you can relax comfortably knowing that we’ll be there to clean on your schedule and according to your budget. We can supply your pool with the chemicals it needs or use the products you already have.
Don’t let a green pool ruin your summer! Reach out to Pool Check today and we’ll have an experienced technician recommend a pool cleaning schedule that fits your needs and your budget. It’s all part of our goal to help families enjoy their summer with more swimming and less skimming!