If you see that your Temecula backyard pool water is changing green, it might be more than simply an aesthetic problem. It may be a sign there’s algae growth in the pool. Not only will algae make the pool unappealing, but it can also result in an increase of harmful bacteria in the pool. To get an algae free pool that’s stunning and safe for swimmers, do regular pool maintenance to prevent algae growth. If you don’t have the time to maintain your pool, do not worry; just call Premier Pools & Spas of Temecula. We’ve provided the best in Temecula maintenance for more than 30 years, and our team of specialists understands the way to balance the pool chemicals well to prevent algae growth.
Here are some tips to help you get algae free pool and ensure a clear, sparkling pool:
1. Vacuum and brush:
If you want to have an algae free pool, clean your pool a few times every month. Scrub your pool’s floor and sides; this helps prevent the spores that reproduce algae from attaching to the pool’s walls and floor. After brushing make sure you vacuum up all the dirt and debris.
2. Circulate water:
One important thing to keep in mind is that algae prefer to begin when pool water stops. You should always keep the water filtering during the summer months. This is why most up-to-date pools feature variable speed pool pumps, which lets continuous water circulation without high energy use.
3. Shock the pool:
Shocking the pool is the only way to thoroughly get rid of algae once it has emerged. You can do it once every week (particularly after busy pool days with a lot of guests and during hot weather). Shocking means increasing free chlorine by ten times its usual level. This gets rid of any organic matter and algae spores that enter the pool water.
4. Cleaning the filters:
For optimum cleanliness, you should run the filters for an entire day. With all of that continual filtering, it is important to skimmer baskets, clean or backwash filters, on a regular basis. This is to ensure they don’t get clogged with dirt and debris. A clog or other obstruction will result in chemicals to get less effective. If there’s any dead algae left in the pool filter it can also trigger an abrupt return. So it’s important to keep your pool filters clean.
5. Regularly using an algaecide:
A good way to have algae free pool is to use an algaecide regularly. There are lots of kinds of algaecides on the market, made to help deal with specific types of pool algae. They are made to be used when the pool is clean and free of algae. They will also prevent algae spores from blossoming.
6. Get the best pool brush:
Scrubbing and brushing the pool walls are important to stop the growth of algae. You should know that the wrong type of brush can damage the pool surface. If you own a painted, fiberglass, or vinyl-lined pool, you should use a nylon brush. These types of brushes are softer and will not scratch the surface or tear the vinyl. For concrete or plaster pools, a wire brush will give you high-quality cleaning strength and not harm your pool surface.
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