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It is really easy for algae to grow in pools in Orlando , FL, and around the country. All it takes is the chlorine level to drop below 1 ppm. If you keep your swimming pool’s chlorine level between 1.0 and 3.0 ppm, you will not have to worry about your pool turning green. Once you have algae, however, there are several options to get rid of it. Before you begin any treatment, be sure to use a pool brush to the clean the algae off the sides and the bottom of the pool to help break up the algae and make the chemicals work faster.
1. Chlorine Shock Your Pool – Even if it is only a light shade of green in your pool, you need to double shock your pool in order to kill all of the algae. Before shocking your pool, blend the granular chemical with water in a bucket so that the chemicals dissolve quickly. Pour the blend very slowly into the pool so that it dissolves into the water and does not settle onto the floor of your pool.
2. Prevent with algaecide – Algaecide is a chemical treatment for swimming pools in Orlando and elsewhere. After you add the algaecide, it will take about a day for it to work. If you use algaecide regularly, you can use less chlorine, you will have cleaner water, and it will also prolong the life of your pool filtration system.
3. Combine algaecide with shock treatment – This is the most effective method to get rid of algae in your swimming pool in Orlando . Use the algaecide before the shock treatment. Then, once the algae are dead, vacuum them out of the pool. Clean out your filters, as well, and then check the chemical levels in your pool.
Algae is a common problem in pools in Orlando and around the country. However, it is very simple to fix. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call All Seasons Pools today!
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