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Killing the Green Monster: How to get rid of algae in your swimming pool...

Getting rid of algae in your swimming pool can be a challenge, but it's essential to maintain a clean and safe environment for swimming. Here are some tips to help you eliminate algae growth in your pool:

Maintain Proper pH and Chlorine Levels: Algae thrive in a poorly maintained pool with high pH levels and low chlorine levels. Ensure that the pH levels are between 7.2 and 7.8, and the chlorine levels are at least 1 ppm.

Brush and Vacuum Your Pool Regularly: Regular brushing and vacuuming help remove algae from the walls and floor of your pool. This helps prevent the growth of new algae and remove dead algae, which can serve as a food source for new algae.

Shock Your Pool: Shocking your pool with a high dose of chlorine will kill off any existing algae in the water. You should shock your pool once a week or after heavy rain or high bather loads.

Add Algaecide: Algaecide is a chemical treatment specifically designed to kill algae. It can be added to your pool water to help eliminate the algae and prevent it from returning

Run Your Pool Filter: Running your pool filter for extended periods will help remove any dead algae from the water. It’s also important to make sure your filter is in good working condition to ensure it can effectively remove algae.

Use Copper-Based Products: Copper is toxic to algae, and adding copper-based products to your pool can help prevent the growth of new algae.

Cover Your Pool: When not in use, keep your pool covered to reduce exposure to sunlight, which algae need to grow In conclusion, keeping your swimming pool free of algae requires regular maintenance, including maintaining proper pH and chlorine levels, brushing and vacuuming, using algaecide, running your filter, and covering your pool. With a little effort, you can keep your pool sparkling clean and free of harmful algae. If you don't have time, this problem is really corrected by calling Scott with BLUE FROG POOLS at 832-993-9744

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