My inground swimming pool is green, and I’m having a party. Now what?

My inground swimming pool is green, and I’m having a party. Now what?

How to Get Rid of Pool Algae

From Swim University

Many of us swimming pool owners have experienced the morning that you wake up and realize that you have a green swimming pool.  While there are many potential causes for an algae bloom in your pool, as well as many different types of algae, we can all agree that the sight of the dreaded green caste or full-blown swamp bloom is less than inviting for your guests on a hot summer day.  Matt Giovanisi of Swim University tells us the causes of algae, the different types of algae that can plague your inground swimming pool, and the best methods to remove the algae in a hurry!

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Are you having a huge party and now your pool water is green? Or are you the kind of person who constantly has green pool water no matter what you do? Does it seem like there is no way to get rid of the algae in your pool?

Well you are in luck, cause we are about to explain…

Pool Algae: 3 Ways to Get Rid of it

First, let’s learn a little bit about algae and how it’s formed. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary it’s:

…a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms of polyphyletic origin that usually include the green, yellow-green, brown, and red algae in the eukaryotes and especially formerly the cyanobacteria in the prokaryote.

To simplify that, algae is small plant-like organism which grows in pool water. There are three common forms:

Green or blue algae

Yellow or mustard algae

Black algae

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