Why Does My Pool Turn Green?
Even though “algae” is five letters, it might as well be a four letter one. Why? Because homeowners who first spot this wretched problem usually utter a bunch of four-letter words in response.
There are literally thousands of algae species, yet only a small number of those have an affect on swimming pool water. What makes matters even more confusing is the fact that algae comes in more varieties than your class “green algae.” In fact, we’ve cleaned pools that had yellow/mustard colored algae, black algae, and even PINK algae (yes, pink)!
Still, the question is why? Why is algae such a problem for pools?
Throughout Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice, algae is the number one cause of swimming pool water problems. The reason is because the phosphates in your pool water might as well be a t-bone steak dinner, or a big whopping bowl of ice cream to microscopic organisms, and other bacteria. To make matters worse, the spores that create algae are present in the air, always. For instance, what if I told you that algae can spread from rivers, streams, and even the abandoned swimming pool next door? It’s true. Algae spores travel in the air looking for a safe spot to land and procreate.
The best way to protect your pool from algae blooms is to ensure your pool is being cleaned thoroughly and on schedule. Plus, your equipment and chemicals must always be checked. If your sanitizer levels drop too low, the chances of an impending algae bloom will skyrocket especially in high-moisture areas like Florida.
Removing Algae from a Swimming Pool
Many websites will tell you that “shocking your pool” and buying pool algae cleaners are the best way to eliminate algae. The truth is, using chlorine to shock your pool most times is only a temporarily fix. There are sometimes more pressing symptoms that can lead to reoccurring algae blooms. For instance, if your chlorinator stops working, or if your pool runs too hot, these and other things can be contributing factors to persistent algae blooms.
When it comes to algae, the old saying is true, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Rock ‘N Water Creations offers algae prevention and routine maintenance programs to ensure your pool water stays crystal clear. In addition, our Sarasota pool cleaning service comes highly recommended by homeowners throughout the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice area.
Keep Your Pool Crystal Clear
If you want to sign up for the Rock ‘N Water Creations algae prevention program, please contact us directly by phone at 941.312.1355. Or contact us online and we will contact you at your convenience.