All you want to know about algae in your Swimming Pool!
Learn to know which algae invade your Pool
Messes algae in your swimming pool may seem relatively harmless at first. For the most part, algae do not cause any harm to humans, but the bacteria they feed on can cause a health risk.
If you let it grow, to get rid of the algae can cost you money and time.
These muddy algae can be very slippery, slip and wall are the common accident around a pool. Don't forget that it can ruin your filters, pumps and even the motor if it is not correctly maintained. In the meantime, you can forget about the crystal clear water; the visibility underwater will reduce to null. In that scenario, the development of micro-organisms will have a delightful time. Algae make their appearance identified by presenting a greenish tint to the water, but it can differ depending on the type of algae. It can be challenging to know what kind of algae are present in your pool.
- Green algae, name Chlorophyta, the common one and easy to vanish.
- Yellow algae, name Mustard algae, a chlorine-resistant, rare and challenging to get rid-off.
- Black algae, name Cyanobacteria, technically not algae but very difficult to exterminate and can damage your pool. It can generally penetrate porous pool surfaces like concrete and gunite the contrate of your pool. Black algae is actually a potentially very toxic, please click here for more informations.
- Pink algae, name Serratia Marcescens not algae but an airborne bacteria (pink slime). It doesn't pose any actual danger to your health, very resistant to cleaning agents and chemicals.
If the pool hasn't been clean-up for a long time, you won't be able to see the bottom of your pool. Its favourite spot will be around the steps and all the corners. They arrive by all means; the weather will drop you some (rain, wind, falling leaves..). Don't avoid them; you can't! They will find the way by your cleaning material, toys and even your swimsuits.
Finally, What to do? And get rid of these messes algae – FAST FOR FOREVER!
Vacuum your Pool frequently
Automatic Handheld Vacuum Pool Cleaner are from the expert the best solution to vacuum your pool and is also time-consuming and can be replaced today by Automated Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. Nevertheless, today the range of product available in the market can give you plenty of solution. For example, The Kokido Telsa 90 is perfect and included two mesh filters up to 125 μm (the reusable thinners filter in the market). These will help you avoid any further development of the algae, but filter must be rinsed often, has the slimy algae will block all the spores.)
Test & Balance Pool Water and Shock the Pool:
Testing and balancing swimming pool water can be an intimidating task for any pool owner. You can do this with the help of :
- Water Test Kit
- Alkalinity Balancer
- pH Balancer
- Water Hardness Balancer
- Stabiliser or Conditioner
- Chlorine Tablets
Chlorine is a sanitiser and is necessary for maintaining a clean and healthy pool. Shock is Chlorine, in a high dose, meaning to shock your pool and raise the chlorine level quickly. Chlorine is used as a sanitiser or disinfectant to kill bacteria, living organisms, ammonia and other contaminants in the pool. A perfect balanced pool within the 2.0 – 4.0 range. It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours. It is ideal for letting your pump run to circulate the chemicals in your pool. The process can be done on your own. All the kits come with instructions, so follow them carefully.
Read the package directions for the recommended dose for your pool size. Multiple that dose by 2 for green algae, 3 for yellow and 4 for black algae.
Filter out the algae and Test Again your pool
Following the Test & Balance and Shocking the pool, turn on the pool filter for at least 8 hours. (Then sanitise or replace the filter itself). If you like to speed up the process, you can use a water clarifier.Then, check your pool chemistry careful again with your kit, pH, Chlorine and alkalinity levels should be within the normal range before entering in your pool.
It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours.
Anticipate and prevent the reappearance of algae in pool:
- Wash anything before getting in the pool (cleaning material, toys and even your swimsuits)
- Balance chemistry and shock periodically.
- Clean your pool regularly. This is made easier via a Robotic Pool Cleaner or Handheld Vacuum Cleaner.
We hope you will find this information useful.