Does your swimming pool water collect algae very soon? Is it that you are not cleaning your pool often? Do you have a maintenance contract with a pool company? Did your pool builder advice you how to keep your pool clean and rid of algae? These are common questions that plague all of us. If the water is not cleared daily and the pool is not cleaned on a regular basis then algae forms and the water turns green. Though it is now fashion to have green pools but having green colored water due to algae is bad. Algae in water can cause stomach ache, dysentery and many other diseases. If you swim in dirty water it can enter your mouth causing diseases. Also your skin will get rashes and red spots. Algae need to be removed permanently and that can be done easily. It is not a difficult task.
First and foremost you try and get the sides and base of the pool cleaned. This is very essential for the water to clear. That is where algae grow. The main chemical that helps remove algae is chlorine based chemical known as ‘Shock’. This is granular in form and is highly concentrated chlorine. This high level of chlorine kills the algae and makes it unlivable in the pool water. Thus the algae dies and can be removed permanently.
While adding Shock keep the pool filter system on so that the dirty water and algae can be pumped out. After removing the algae you should also clean the filter as the dead algae will remain there congesting the filter nozzle. After this within twenty four hours you will see that the swimming pool has cleared considerably. Doing this twice or thrice at a stretch can help get rid of algae from your pool. You can also vacuum the pool to remove the dead algae that settles in the bottom of the pool. Once the pool is rid of algae and the water has turned blue check the alkalinity and calcium hardness of water to make sure that balance is maintained in the pool water. By adding algaecide pool chemical ensures that algae do not occur again.
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