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Green to Clean Pool Restoration

If you notice that your pool has green, brown, yellow, or black around the steps or in the corners, your pool has algae. No one wants to swim in a pool filled with algae growth. Not only is it unpleasant, but it also means that your pool isn’t clean. Swimming pools are the perfect location for algae to grow because of water and sun exposure.

Why Do Pools Turn Green?

Algae usually grow when the chlorine in a pool goes below 1 ppm (parts per million). Once the algae start to grow it will begin to change color…this is when you’ll start first noticing the greenish tinge in your pool’s water. The moment that you see this greenish color start to appear, you want to take immediate action and the correct measures to treat your pool before it becomes a bigger problem. In order to get rid of the algae, you may need to shock, or super-chlorinate, your pool as the chlorine will kill the algae. Typically one pound of granular chlorine is needed for every 10,000 gallons of water to shock a pool for regular upkeep. If you need help with your green pool call the Pool Allstars Team.

A swimming pool can be an excellent addition to your home. They’re great social tools and also provide an endless supply of outside exercise. However, before you take that plunge into the cool water, you need to know what kinds of safety precautions are necessary. If you have a pool in your backyard, there are many things that should go through your mind. Do I have all of the proper equipment? Is someone aware when no one is home? What happens if something goes wrong when I’m using the pool? These are questions that have answers which are specific to each person, but every homeowner must consider these important matters when owning a pool.

The answer for most people is hiring professional help in order to keep their pools safe at all times. However, if you’re not one for handing over your hard-earned cash, there is a much more economical way to keep the water in your pool as clean as possible. Even though natural elements eventually take their toll on any body of water, it is possible to reduce this threat with regular cleaning and maintenance.

As long as you’re willing to put forth the time and effort needed, you can achieve that crystal clear blue sky color of your swimming pool once again. The first step is removing all of the debris that has settled on top of the surface of your pool at the bottom part. This doesn’t mean getting rid of anything living; it simply means removing any dead leaves or dirt particles. You should start this process at night when there is no sunlight, and you can use a pool skimmer to do the job properly.

Since this first step is completed during the evening, it’s best to wait until morning before continuing with next part of your swimming pool restoration plan. Any debris that you couldn’t remove will have sunken down closer to the bottom of your pool by now, so it should be easier for you to scoop up using a plastic cup or some other type of container. Once all of this extra material has been removed, you can finally let yourself into the water safely.

The final step in restoring your swimming pool back into its former glory is tackling any algae which may have developed on top of the surface. Although algae are typically green in color, they’re not the same as leaves and branches. Most types of algae stains can be scrubbed away by using a brush dipped in chlorine, though some stubborn species might need additional help from some industrial-strength chemicals.

Whatever your scenario may be, pool restoration is possible as long as you’re willing to put forth the elbow grease needed to make it shine like new again. Make sure you follow all safety precautions and bear in mind that there are professionals out there who can do this for you if you don’t want to do it yourself. While hiring them is definitely an option, learning how to restore your swimming pool will come in handy if anything ever happens or goes wrong while no one else is around.

Written by: Charles Hopkins Published by: Pool Builders

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