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Goodbye Algae!

Now that prime swimming weather is near, algae in your pool can be a big bummer. To learn how to quickly and efficiently rid your pool of algae, here’s what you need to know.

Why it’s There
Maybe you ran out of time and forgot to clean your filter, perhaps you’ve been neglecting your pool chemistry, there’s a wide variety of reasons that you have algae in your pool. The good news is that you can learn from your mistakes and tackle the necessary steps to eradicate algae’s presence from your backyard pool.

Steps to Removal
The first step in getting your pool to an algae-free state is to test and balance your water chemistry. Maintaining proper pH levels and chlorine presence is a must in keeping algae blooms at bay. Any good pH test kit can help you figure out the necessary levels. We’re also happy to help you tackle your pool issues.

After balancing your pool water, then run your pump continuously. This will prevent your water from stagnating and help to deter algae from achieving an environment where it can grow again. While this is happening, remove any floating debris including floating algae to speed up the removal process.

Give your pool a good scrub with a brush and be sure to hit all the nooks and crannies. This includes under ladders, pool walls, and corners. Once loose, vacuum or use a robotic pool cleaner to tackle any remaining algae and debris.

Next up is diving into your pool’s filter system to remove any dead algae. This job needs to be thorough and typically will involve backwashing your system.

Last but not least, it’s time to shock your pool with a calcium hypochlorite shock product. This is the best way to remove algae overgrowth and anything else that has made its way into your pool waters. Once this is complete you can add a good algaecide to help prevent future outbreaks.

At Blue Water, we are here to help you take care of your pool the best way possible. If you have algae issues, we can get your water back on track.