Saltwater pools and algae removal–different than traditional swimming pools
02 Apr Saltwater pools and algae removal–different than traditional swimming pools
How To Remove Algae in a Salt Water Pool
A salt water pool is not much different from a regular chlorine based swimming pool. Salt in your pool water runs through an electrically charged line after it has been filtered and is turned into chlorine. So, you still have a chlorine pool, but the way you add chlorine and kill algae is slightly different.
How To Get Rid of Algae In Salt Water
You might think that by having a salt water pool, you shouldn’t add chlorine. This is NOT the case. Most salt water systems come with a button or switch that will allow you to “super chlorinate” the water. This is not a replacement for chlorine shock. Super chlorination will not be strong enough to oxidize your pool. With this said, you should still shock your pool weekly.
Super chlorination should be done monthly, but it will not help you get rid of algae. In order to remove algae in your pool, you are going to have to use conventional shock.