How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Inground Swimming Pool

How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Inground Swimming Pool


From Richards Total Backyard Solutions

At some point during one’s swimming pool ownership,  one will invariably have to contend with algae.  Whether a sanitizer has run out, or whether the family is returning from a week’s vacation, algae will invade and bloom in the swimming pool quickly if it has the opportunity.  This post from Richards TBS talks about how to remove this algae when it takes hold, whether it be green, black, or the mustard variety.  Left unchecked, alage can ruin a good week or two of the summer season by making one’s pool unusable. 

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Back from a long weekend trip, just had a large and wild pool party, or too broke to afford your weekly shock and pool chlorine. What do all of the situations have in common? They may now have algae in their pool. If you own a pool you may have experienced the travesty of getting algae in your pool at some time. If you haven’t, you’re one of the lucky ones — especially with Texas rain and Texas heat. In the case that you do get algae in your pool many folks don’t know where to start on getting rid of algae either. They just look at their pool in dismay and hire a company to come and fix it for them such as Richard’s Pool Valet service that we provide. Call our store for more details on our Pool Valet Service or stay tuned on our blog for some information on our services.

In the event that you get algae in your pool and want to take care of the problem yourselves please follow this

How To Get Rid of Algae In Your Pool Cheat Sheet:

First you need to understand where your algae came from if you really want to fix the problem. Algae typically shows up from a lack of sanitizer in your water to kill off bacteria. Test your sanitizer levels and be sure that you are within 1ppm – 4ppm chlorine, these levels may be a little different for those on the Baquacil sanitizer system. If you have a salt cell generator, be sure your salt cell is clean and generating chlorine for your pool if sanitizer levels are low. You may have to turn your cell up a few notches if its not producing enough chlorine.
* The second thing you will need to do is determine what type of algae it is you have so that you can purchase the correct Algaecide. Algaecide is your pools medicine. You can determine if your pool has mustard algae if its yellow, green algae if its that standard greenish color, or black algae if its black. Paying a visit to your local pool chemical store will have an aisle dedicated to different algaecides that can fit your algae’s description.
Along with algaecide, you are going to need a brush and vacuum, and some good shock.
With all your tools create a good brushing schedule for yourself. You are going to have to brush your pool really really good and get all those critters into the actual water of the pool.

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