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Cleaning Green Merky Swimming Pool Water

Swimming Pool Cleaning and ServiceOne you need to shock the swimming pool with chlorine. We recommend getting granular chlorine (normally about $6 for 2lbs) and mixing it with clean water. It is a little cheaper than buying liquid shock. Put 2 tablespoons of glandular to one gallon of water and dissolve it and mix it. Spread around the pool, then run the swimming pool filter for 48 hours. If algae is present, use a copper algaecide to rid the swimming pool of the growth before shocking.

Over chlorination will not cause algae growth. Have the pool tested for phosphates. In many cases, this causes repeated algae growth. Then triple shock with 3L liquid chlorine per 10000L pool water. You have to add enough chlorine to kill all the algae and leave a bit of chlorine left over. Once the dead algae settles to the bottom, vacuum to rid the swimming pool of waste.

Very heavily shock the pool, depending on how many gallons your pool is, preferably using a good amount of liquid chlorine. Do that every other day until the algae is gone. Clean your filter at least twice a day if using a cartridge filter and backwash once a day if using a D.E. filter.
You can also re-filter the pool or have a swimming pool professional clean the swimming pool.

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The Best DIY Way to Get Rid of Pool Algae

By  Kristen Swope

Anyone who’s ever owned a swimming pool has likely encountered that slimy greenish tint floating on the water’s surface or stubbornly attached to the pool’s walls and floor called algae. Having algae in a pool means several things, and none of them are attractive or healthy. For one thing, an algae-infested pool is nearly as uninviting as swimming in shark-infested waters not just because of how murky it looks, but also because of the unseen but apparent danger it poses. Thick algae make it difficult to detect potentially harmful debris and other things underwater that can injure a swimmer. Also, the presence of algae indicates that the pool water contains E. coli, a type of bacteria whose certain strains can cause gastroenteritis and UTI.

Algae should go away so people can enjoy their swimming pools to the fullest. For some pool owners, calling on the services of professional cleaners is the ultimate solution, but those who are on a pool maintenance budget can simply consider the following steps to make their swimming pools algae-free and crystal clear.

  • Thoroughly clean the filters and scrub the pool walls.

These steps are very important especially for pool owners who have left their swimming pools for a long time to accumulate a very thick layer of algae so that the water is hardly visible. For extremely murky pools there is no other resort but to totally drain it, and then scrub the pool walls and floor to get rid of every last trace of algae so they won’t re-attach themselves to surfaces and flourish any time soon. Use a tile brush for tiled swimming pools, and a scrub brush with nylon bristles for fiberglass or vinyl pools. Clean out the pool’s filters very well to ensure a good flow by removing the entire grid and then scrubbing it off carefully and hosing it clean. If a pool vacuum is available, use it to clear out the pool’s bottom of dead bugs, dirt, and other pool debris before they permanently stain the floor or cause injury.

  • Balance the water and shock your pool.

A water testing kit can be used to test the pool’s chemical levels and its alkalinity. Too much alkaline can actually stain a pool, while too much chlorine can cause eye and skin irritation to swimmers. Pool water’s appropriate pH level falls within the 7.2 to 7.6 range and alkalinity between 80-120 ppm because this where added chlorine is most efficient at keeping algae at bay. Anything higher can render chlorine shocking useless. Balancing pool water is an important preliminary to totally getting rid of algae because the very presence of algae means both the alkaline and pH levels of the pool are off. Administer an appropriate dose of chlorine shock to the pool based on the manufacturer’s instructions, or with the advice of a professional pool maintenance person to get the desired effect. After making sure that the filters are working fine, leave the chlorine-treated pool for at least 24 hours.

  • Re-check pool water conditions and signs of dead algae.

After the 24 hour mark, test the pool water for balance once more. Dead algae turns a grayish color and can either float on the water’s surface or settle on the pool floor. Check for any remaining green algae because this needs to be completely zapped. If there are any left, a second dose of chlorine shocking might be needed. Repeat the process until all traces of live algae are eliminated.

  • Vacuum up the dead algae and clean the pool’s filter once more.

Use the pool vacuum once more to pick up every last bit of dead algae and remaining debris without wreaking havoc on the pool filter. Backwash the pool filters so they can work in the best capacity and prevent algae from returning too quickly. Make it a weekly habit to test the pool water’s chemical balance to keep track of the possibility of another unwanted algae infestation.

 

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In maintaining a swimming pool, water chemistry is considered to be the most important phase. Pool owners can easily do the maintenance themselves, saving a few hundred dollars for getting expensive professionals to do the job.

You can sanitize your pool with chemical chlorine. Dissolved in your pool water, it will kill harmful bacteria floating around. A regular shock treatment can also help by burning off the chlorine and organic contaminants and then flushed through the pool filter system. This will keep it clean and sanitized, safe for swimming.

You may need a little research to determine the type of chlorine that you will be using. Using automatic chemical feeders or floating chlorine feeders, which you can get from any pool supplies store, it can help dissolve the chlorine into the water.

It is also important to maintain a proper pH level on your pool water. It should be about 7.2, roughly the same pH level of human tears. You can proficiently measure the pH level by using a drop test kit. High or low pH level can cause burning sensation to the eyes while swimming in the pool, so proper level must be met.

Using these tips in mind, you will surely be able to properly take care and maintain your swimming pool. So sit back, relax and take a dip!

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Why a Pool Cover In Florida

swimming pool coverPool covers not only decrease pool heating costs, when wanted, they also can minimize the pool’s chemical use by 35%-60%, conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%, and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool. When choosing a cover, look for durability, ease of taking on and off, price, warranty, material transparency, insulation value, storage need, and safety.
For more information, please contact your professional pool contractor to help you make informed choices on all aspects of pool operation.

Pool Covers


Pool covers not only decrease pool heating costs, when wanted, they also can minimize the pool’s chemical use by 35%-60%, conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%, and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool. When choosing a cover, look for durability, ease of taking on and off, price, warranty, material transparency, insulation value, storage need, and safety.For more information, please contact your professional pool builder to help you make informed choices on all aspects of pool operation.

Pool Covers

Swimming Pool cover:  Please leave a comment regarding this post below… your comments are always welcome. I want to know your thoughts on swimming pool covers in Florida.

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I recently hired a leak detection service to locate the source of my water leak. I used a concrete saw and cut out a section of the pool deck at the place where the leak detector said the return line was leaking. I have dug out the dirt in that area at least two feet deep which is enough to get me down to the level of the nearby return lines. All I’ve seen so far is a conduit line and a 3/4 inch PVC line about 3″ below the deck that I don’t think have anything to do with the leak. The top of the pool wall is 12″ wide. I thought the line might be located under a ledge on the top of the pool wall but have encountered plaster as far down as I have dug. Is the return line embedded in the plaster? I’m hesitant to start pounding away at the back side of the pool wall. Can someone out there give me some basics on swimming pool plumbing? Where can I find the return line and how do I access it?

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Many swimming pool leaks may not be detectable with a surface inspection. Make sure that you recognize the need to call the experts at Pool Sharks. With current technology, most swimming pool leaks can be repaired without major …

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