Everyone who has ever owned a swimming pool has likely had to deal with an algae problem. No matter how much you vacuum, scrub and sanitize your pool, there are times when even the most diligent pool owners will walk outside only to find their pool water looks greener than their grass.
Since it’s impossible to keep all algae spoors out of your pool, you’ll want to take some steps that will prevent them from blooming.
Check your filtration
The most important step in preventing an algae bloom involves checking the filtration system. If your water isn’t circulating properly, this could lead to some problems. Remember, if your pump strainer baskets are dirty, and if you fail to skim the surface of your pool on a regular basis, you’ll be far more likely to have an algae problem than if you were to be diligent about taking preventative measures.
When your strainers are full of things like leaves, twigs and dirt, your water (and the sanitizing chemicals you use to keep it clean) won’t be able to flow freely.
Make sure your pool chemicals are maintained in their proper range
Algae spores are generally killed by chlorine and other types of pool water sanitizers. When sanitizer levels get low, the spores tend to jump on the opportunity to run amuck.
People with chlorine pools will want to keep the levels somewhere between 2.0 and 4.0 parts per million. Some of our clients find that a floating chlorinator can help keep the chlorine levels in their pool more constant.
Some pool owners prefer to shock their pool on a regular basis. When you shock your pool, you’re super chlorinating the water by adding three to five times the typical amount of chlorine to the water. This temporarily raises the chlorine levels in the water by a substantial amount, for a short period of time.
If you have questions about how often you should shock your pool, Call Wetworks Pool and Spa today at 720-401-0004 to speak with a customer service agent in your area.
Have a regular brushing routine
Pool walls, steps and floors are among the most common places that algae will collect. If you don’t scrub your pool on a regular basis, you run the risk of having some of that algae burrow its way into the cracks, which can make it very difficult to remove.
Remember- an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
If you have questions about which type of brush will work best with your pool, call us today to learn more.
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