Pool care is an ongoing process – consistency is more important than anything else when it comes to keeping your pool sparkling. For a lot of us, algae growing on the side of the pools may be a bit of a minor inconvenience and may even seem innocuous.
Algae looks pretty bad but, it is more than just an aesthetic problem – of greater concern is what you cannot see.
Unfortunately, having algae growing in your pool is an indication that your pH balance is out of whack and that conditions are good for the growth of dangerous bacteria. Basically, when your pool water is not acidic enough to kill off the algae, it is not acidic enough to kill off the bacteria either.
The algae itself provides an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria.
Preventative maintenance is key when it comes to preventing the growth of algae. You will need to test your pool water at least once a week to make sure that it is at the ideal pH level.
You will also need to test the water after a bad storm or a lot of rain as these can add in elements to the pool that really upset the pH balance.
If your pool does develop a problem with algae, you will probably need to call in an expert. There are basically two ways to treat the problem – chemically shocking the pool to kill the algae or manually scrubbing the walls of the pool down.
In either event, it is better to bring in a professional pool maintenance expert to advise you and to treat the problem effectively and quickly.
John Clark Pools and Renovations have a team of experts that will be able to properly advise you on making your pool water safe for your family again. They will not only help you to solve the problem but can also help you to maintain your pool afterwards.