Clearing green pool water
Clearing green pool water
Do you feel like taking a refreshing dip, but your pool water is green? This is pool algae. Pool algae tend to occur in warm and stagnant water. In addition, algae are caused by an incorrect chemical balance. This means that when the pH value is not between 7.2 and 7.6, the chance of algae is high. But even with a correct pH value, there is a chance of algae, especially if it is very warm and sunny. Algae and other bacteria are therefore treated with chlorine or special anti-algae products. In this blog, we will explain how to remove and prevent algae from your pool.
Cleaning green pool water
The question is, of course, how do you make this green pool water clear? First of all, it is important to get the water quality right. You do this by testing the pH and chlorine values. The pH value should be between 7.2 and 7.6 and for this you use pH+ or pH- powder. After adding the pH powder, use a chlorine shock to increase the chlorine level to 3 ppm. Turn the pool pump or filter pump on for 24 hours so the chlorine mixes well with the water and becomes cleaner. Meanwhile, clean the edge and bottom of the pool by brushing along the edge and bottom with a soft brush. This will loosen the algae and they will be filtered out by the filter pump.
Don’t see much change? Keep checking the pool water values daily and bring them up to the right values. If the water is still green, use special anti-algae products. When all algae have disappeared and the pool water is clear again, test the water values again and bring them back to the normal level. When the chlorine level is between 1 and 2 ppm, you can go swimming again!
Aftercare of the swimming water
Is your pool water crystal clear again and can you enjoy a refreshing dive? Wonderful! However, you will have to keep an eye on the water for the next few weeks and test the water values at least once a week. If the values are too high or too low, balance them with pH or chlorine. In addition, you can continue to use anti-algae to prevent the algae from coming back quickly.
Preventing green pool water
How do you prevent pool algae and therefore green pool water? First of all, it is important to regularly test and balance the pH and chlorine values. This prevents these values from being lower or higher than the normal level. In addition, it is important that the water continues to move. So you can go swimming every day and if not, turn on a water pump.
The SunnyTent as a solution
The SunnyTent pool dome is the solution to dirt, such as leaves, rain or insects. A downpour of rain can change the acidity of the pool water, affecting the pH and chlorine values. The round pool dome keeps the pool water clean and heats the water. This way you can swim in pleasant water all year round.
As the SunnyTent heats the pool water, it is necessary to open the SunnyTent daily to allow the pool water to ventilate. If you have a pool dome, keep the water values in balance and thereby prevent pool algae. Do you have a hot tub with algae in it? Then follow the same steps as above and use the hot tub tent from SunnyTent to keep the water warm.