Whether your pool water is green from being covered all winter or you wake up one morning to find it turning a pale shade of green and watching, desperately, as it gets greener and greener no matter what you do.If you have green pool water preventing you from diving in, here are a few simple steps to follow to get your pool sparkling blue once again.
Step 1: Decrease the Pool’s pH Level
This step is easy and can be done by following the instructions with a pH decreaser.
This will get your pool on its way to sparkling clear. But hold off on having a pool party until you’ve completed the rest of the steps.
Step 2: Shock the Pool
In order to get your pool to the point where it’s swimmable, you’ll need to shock it. The reason your pool is green is from the abundance of organic matter floating around.
However, when you shock your pool by following the instructions on the product, the green organic matter will start to dissolve.
Shocking your pool after use by a lot of people or right after a heavy rain is also a good idea if you want to prevent your pool from turning green.
Step 3: Loosen the Algae
To really have a sparkling pool, all the leftover algae needs to be gone. Not one speck can be left to thrive.
However, before you can kill it off, the algae needs to be loosened up from its clumpy condition.
Use a high potency flocculent to get the job done. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly.
Step 4: Get Rid of the Algae
Now it is time to kill the algae – every last bit. To do this, add a high potency algaecide to the pool water by following the instructions on the packaging.
After following these steps, you will turn your pool from green to blue and will be enjoying it in no time.