How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool – Part one of two
Want to know a secret? Typical sanitizer levels are no match for pool algae. On a sunny day, algae photosynthesize and multiply rapidly, growing your microscopic problem into a pool-sized one in no time. It’s easy to ignore a little cloudiness or some stubborn, dark debris by your stairs, especially when your pool is getting heavy use.
But overlook algae for just a little too long, and you’ll wind up spending a lot of time and money to get rid of it. Before that slimy nuisance grows out of control, get rid of algae in your pool with a special deep cleaning procedure. Then make sure it never comes back by using smart prevention measures.
Symptoms of Algae in Your Pool
Even if you don’t have lily pads floating on your pool’s surface, you could still have a plant problem. Algae gets into your water in a number of ways, such as microscopic particles on someone’s swimsuit or a little patch of slime on a pool float.
However it’s introduced, you’ll want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. If you fail to maintain balanced water chemistry, you might as well formally invite your algae to make itself at home in your pool and stay forever.
Unlike the harmful algae blooms found in marine waters, none of the three types of pool algae are harmful to swimmers. But algae in your pool can cause cloudiness so thick you wouldn’t be able to see a struggling swimmer underwater. They also provide food for some types of bacteria you don’t want in your pool. Plus, slimy pool water is just uninviting, to say the least.
Algae’s most noticeable symptom is discolored pool water. Depending on the type of algae infecting your pool, the water may be greenish, yellowish, or even blue-black. Gross, right?
Another telltale sign is residue in any of those colors around stairs, in corners, on pool walls, and around jets and skimmers. Algae loves to grow in nooks and crannies where you may not see it until it’s too late.
For details or to schedule an appointment, call Moises Galvez at 661-373-5256. You can learn more online at www.mgpsllc.com.
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