Swimming pools are a fun addition to any home, but occasionally, circumstances can causes the water in them to turn green, requiring vigorous cleaning. That’s because green water is usually a sign a pool has been overtaken by algae, and if the pH balance of the water isn’t ideal, more bacteria will flourish, leading to even more discoloration. The certified professionals at Pool Pro in Kihei, Hawaii, offered these steps to follow if your water is green.
- Check your pool’s filter to make certain it is clean and working properly.
- Test the pH level in your water. It should be low, somewhere between 7.2 and 7.5. If it’s not, treat it accordingly.
- Scrub all surfaces of the pool to remove debris and algae. When done, try backwashing, or reversing the water flow through the filter to remove unwanted trash and bacteria.
- Shock the algae with a chlorine treatment.
- Repeat the above steps as needed until the water is clear and clean.
Still need help, or maybe you’re not certain which chemicals are the best to buy for this treatment? Pool Pro is a full-service swimming pool contractor in Maui County, Hawaii. You can visit Pool Pro's store to get the proper swimming pool supplies and equipment to complete this task on your own, or you can hire one of their experts to clean and maintain the pool for you.
In addition to designing and constructing custom pools and custom spas, Pool Pro offers pool service on above ground pools and in ground pools; it can even service your hot tub. If you'd rather leave pool maintenance up to the professionals, call Pool Pro at (808) 879-3294 or visit their website today.