No one likes a green swimming pool. Algae infestation is not necessarily dangerous, but it is a nuisance and a potential safety risk. We at Denton Pools always make it a point to address green or black algae as early as possible. Still, the best way to avoid this problem is prevention. Here are quick and easy tips on how to keep your pool blue and algae free.
Make sure your pool’s pH and chlorine levels are normal.
The safe pH levels are between 7.2 and 7.6. There are test kits available and you can easily use it to test your pool, especially during the hot and humid season. If the pH is above 7.6, you can add a pH reducer according to pack/bottle instructions, wait for a couple of hours, and test the water again.
It is also important to keep chlorine low. You can use a stabilizer or conditioner with cyanuric acid as an active ingredient in suppressing chlorine activity especially while under the sun.
Proper filtration is the key.
Most pool filtration systems need to be running at least 12 hours a day, anything less than that (especially during summer) can lead give algae a chance to start growing. We always tell our clients that algae will feed on anything in your pool, so it is vital that you keep it free from dirt, dust, leaves, and small debris.
Have regular, professional swimming pool maintenance.
Hiring a professional team conduct regular pool maintenance means keeping your home investment safe and secure. Among the routine tasks include water balance, cleaning the pool and other related facilities, and keeping pool hardware properly functioning — all important in preventing algae infestation.
For more information on swimming pool care, visit our blog again as we regularly post articles on tips, insights, and ideas. Feel free to call us today at (940) 382-3334 for a free professional consultation. Denton Pools is an authority in Swimming Pool Installation, Remodeling, and Repair in Denton, Texas.