There’s nothing like taking a refreshing dip into a cool, clear pool. When it’s hot out side, nothing sounds better than cooling off with a swim. But imagine you go out to enjoy your pool and find it has turned an atrocious shade of green. This can be a real bummer in the heat of the summer. Not only does it keep you from enjoying your pool, but if it isn’t fixed, it can lead to further damage to your pool and its equipment.
What Causes a Green Pool?
While there are a few reasons why your pool has turned green, the most common culprit is algae. If the chemicals in your pool become unbalanced, it will become the perfect environment for algae to thrive. This is why we always stress the importance of keeping up with regular pool maintenance. Balancing chemicals and regularly cleanings can help prevent algae from forming and growing into a problem. In order to keep chemicals balanced, we recommend testing your pool water at least once a week.
Can I Swim in a Green Pool?
Technically, it depends on the cause. For example, if your pool is slightly green due to pollen buildup, it is probably okay.
However, we generally don’t recommend swimming in a green pool. Like we mentioned before, the most common cause of green pool water is algae. If algae is present, bacteria and parasites are bound to follow. These algae freeloaders can make their way into your body through your ears, nose, eyes, mouth, or even a wound.
While some causes of green water aren’t as serious as others, it’s best to stop use of your pool until a professional can take a look at it. Green water is never a “good” thing so action should be taken immediately. Our techs are professionally trained to thoroughly inspect and determine the root cause of a green pool in order to decide on the best way to reverse it.
Green Pool Treatment
When it comes to a green pool, some are fixed easier than others. If your pool is a lighter green, it may be easily fixed with a shock treatment. If it has been ignored and allowed to develop into a swampy dark green, it most likely will need more than just a chemical treatment. If a green pool is left untreated, it can begin to stain the pool’s surface and can even cause issues with your equipment.
Either way, we are ready to take on the task for you. Hiring a professional to reverse a green pool is highly recommended. Our professionals can give you a knowledgable opinion on why your pool turned green and the best route you should take in treating it. Once that is decided, our professional techs will use the proper tools and equipment to remove all algae and get your pool back to normal.
We are here to help our community enjoy their pools, while we do the rest. Don’t let a green pool ruin your summer and contact us for a free quote!