Transform Your Green Pool to a Crystal Clear Paradise
Green Pool Clean Up
Owning a pool is a great way to cool off during the hot summer months and relax in your backyard oasis. However, sometimes your pool may turn green, which can be frustrating and unappealing.
Get a Sparkling Clean Pool
A swimming pool in your backyard is a great way to escape the heat and relax with family and friends. However, keeping it clean and safe requires regular maintenance. A green pool is an eyesore and can be hazardous to health. The green color is caused by algae growth, which thrives in warm water with high pH levels. If you’re dealing with a green pool, don’t worry! With some effort and proper maintenance, Atlantis Pools can turn your green pool into a crystal clear paradise.
Green to Clean Pool Services Process
Assess the Severity of the Problem
Before you begin cleaning, you need to determine the severity of the problem. If the water is murky and green, it may indicate a high level of algae growth. If you can't see the bottom of the pool, it's likely that the algae have settled on the floor. In this case, you need to do a thorough cleaning and maintenance. On the other hand, if the water is only slightly green, it may be a sign of imbalanced chemicals or poor filtration. In this case, you may only need to adjust the pH and chlorine levels.
Clean and Vacuum the Pool
The first step in cleaning a green pool is to remove any debris, leaves, and dirt from the surface of the water. Use a skimmer net or leaf rake to scoop out as much debris as possible. Next, you need to vacuum the pool. If the pool is murky and the debris is settled on the floor, you can use a pool vacuum to remove it. If the pool is slightly green, you can use a regular vacuum or a manual vacuum with a brush attachment to scrub the walls and floor.
Shock the Pool
Shocking the pool is the process of adding a high dose of chlorine to kill the algae and bacteria in the water. The amount of shock needed depends on the severity of the problem. Follow the instructions on the shock treatment package carefully, and wear protective gear such as gloves and goggles. Keep the pump running for at least 24 hours to circulate the shock through the water.
Test and Balance the Chemicals
After shocking the pool, you need to test the chemical levels to ensure they are balanced. Use a pool water testing kit to measure the pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Adjust the levels as needed to keep them in the recommended range. It's important to note that the pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.8 for optimal effectiveness of chlorine.
Brush and Filter the Pool
Even after vacuuming and shocking, there may still be some algae clinging to the walls and floor of the pool. Use a pool brush to scrub these areas and loosen any remaining algae. Then, run the filter continuously for several days to remove the dead algae and bacteria from the water.
Maintain the Pool
Once the pool is clean and clear, it's important to maintain it properly to prevent future algae growth. Test the water regularly and adjust the chemicals as needed. Skim the surface and vacuum the pool weekly to remove any debris. Backwash the filter regularly to keep it clean and functioning properly. Finally, run the pump for at least eight hours a day to keep the water circulating and prevent stagnant areas.
Fix Slimy Green Pools today
A green pool can be a result of various factors, such as algae growth, unbalanced chemicals, or lack of proper maintenance. Regular maintenance, such as testing and balancing pool chemicals, brushing and vacuuming the pool, and maintaining proper circulation and filtration, can prevent algae growth. Contact Atlantis Pool Service for a free green clean up cleaning service today!
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With Aquman Pool Cleaning on the job, you no longer have to worry about the deteriorating condition of your pool or the safety of your family being compromised. It will be gorgeous to look at and perfectly safe to swim and play in year round.