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Tired of looking at that unpleasant green pool in the backyard?

Green Pool | Cleanup, Tips, & Info

Green Pool cleanup is typically one of the most requested services from our new customers here at Swain Pools & Spas. We specialize in restoring your pool to optimal swimming conditions. However, if you are looking to take the challenge of tackling a green pool cleanup on your own, below are some of the best tips and information the Swain Pools & Spas team has learned in over 36 years of experience of working with green pool clean ups.

First of all… What is green pool?

A green pool occurs when sufficient algae has formed to turn the pool water green.

Okay… So why does my pool turn green?

There are many reasons why a pool may turn green over time. However to sum up the process, the lack of a proper maintenance schedule is typically the culprit. Green algae buildup accrues over time when pool water isn’t properly sanitized and balanced on a consistent schedule.

Well… What’s the first step in green pool cleanup?

Removal of all leaves and debris. This is very essential to thoroughly do so as any chemicals added will be absorbed by this material and will prevent them from working properly.

Next…

Once all debris have been removed, chemicals can then be added and maintained at high enough levels to sanitize and clear the water. The pool must run 24 hours a day filtering the water until the water clears. Once the pool has cleared and settled, it will need to be vacuumed to remove all the remaining sediment from the pool.

The bottom line: Is this something I should attempt to solve myself?

While we recommend that anyone with a green pool contact a professional pool service company, we realize this can be a challnging project, but if a customer wishes to take on this challenge, we are glad to advise the proper procedures and chemicals to use to ensure the water is restored to proper swimming conditions. Call us at (850) 386-7113 today for your green pool solution!

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Tired of looking at that unpleasant green pool in the backyard?

Green Pool | Cleanup, Tips, & Info

Green Pool cleanup is typically one of the most requested services from our new customers here at Swain Pools & Spas. We specialize in restoring your pool to optimal swimming conditions. However, if you are looking to take the challenge of tackling a green pool cleanup on your own, below are some of the best tips and information the Swain Pools & Spas team has learned in over 36 years of experience of working with green pool clean ups.

First of all… What is green pool?

A green pool occurs when sufficient algae has formed to turn the pool water green.

Okay… So why does my pool turn green?

There are many reasons why a pool may turn green over time. However to sum up the process, the lack of a proper maintenance schedule is typically the culprit. Green algae buildup accrues over time when pool water isn’t properly sanitized and balanced on a consistent schedule.

Well… What’s the first step in green pool cleanup?

Removal of all leaves and debris. This is very essential to thoroughly do so as any chemicals added will be absorbed by this material and will prevent them from working properly.

Next…

Once all debris have been removed, chemicals can then be added and maintained at high enough levels to sanitize and clear the water. The pool must run 24 hours a day filtering the water until the water clears. Once the pool has cleared and settled, it will need to be vacuumed to remove all the remaining sediment from the pool.

The bottom line: Is this something I should attempt to solve myself?

While we recommend that anyone with a green pool contact a professional pool service company, we realize this can be a challenging project, but if a customer wishes to take on this challenge, we are glad to advise the proper procedures and chemicals to use to ensure the water is restored to proper swimming conditions. Call us at (850) 386-7113 today for your green pool solution today!

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