Clean Ups/Algae Removal
Algae. Every pool owner fears this beast of a problem. Keeping algae at bay is an ongoing struggle. No matter how clean you keep your pool, the spores are there. All you can do is keep your pool clean to starve them and keep the water conditions unpleasant for them to keep their numbers low. At some point you may have to battle this problem. But you’re not alone. Let Pro Pool Service Roseville help. We have years of experience with algae and know what needs to be done to stop the problem and keep it from coming back.
First, it’s important to know that algae spores are always present in your pool. There is no way to completely remove it from water. However, you can prevent algae bloom. Algae bloom is when the algae feeds off of the dust and skin cells and debris in your pool and turns the water unpleasant colors. The best way to treat algae is prevention. Keep your pool clean and your water filtered and circulated. It’s always easier to prevent a problem than solve it. We recommend a pool cleaning service to keep your water and surfaces clean and unfriendly to algae bloom.
A major problem with algae is that once you’ve had one algae bloom you will need to be extra vigilant to prevent it from returning. The conditions need be right for it to appear, but if you’ve had it once you’re more likely to have it again. So what problems does algae bloom cause? Perhaps the most noticeable is the unpleasant appearance of the pool. The water will likely, though not always, be an uninviting shade of green. The second, and perhaps worse, problem is that it can clog your filters making it into a self-perpetuating problem.
So how do we prevent algae bloom? Proper filtration, at least 12 hours per day, is key. This will take away food from the algae spores and keep them from growing and multiplying. Keeping the pool clean is another important element. This is related to filtration in that it is an additional way to keep the water clear. You should be vigilant about keeping out leaves and debris that you can see so the filter can take care of the rest. Chemical balance can help too. Keeping your water balanced with the correct levels of chemicals will make the water an unwelcoming environment for algae spores.
If you have algae, it is important to act fast to kill it before it grows. First, improve the water circulation. Keep your filter and pump going 24 hours per day until the problem is resolved. You will also need to lower the temperature of the pool to make it inhospitable to the algae spores and bloom. You can also brush your pool daily to keep the walls and bottom clear and circulate the water a bit. The most important step? Call a pool cleaning specialist like Pro Pool Service Roseville.