Swimming pool contractors and service professionals understand that the best way to address algae in a swimming pool is to take preventive steps to ensure that it doesn’t get a chance to take hold. If you’ve seen a swimming pool that has been taken over by algae, and in some cases, it seems as though it happens overnight, you know it is a dark green, smelly substance that you want to avoid. Algae creeps up the sides of the pool and down to the floors and infiltrates your equipment and your pool steps. It is difficult, and sometimes costly; to remove and can put your pool out of commission for a week or more. Continue Reading
The type of swimming pool you own will help determine some of the particulars and specifics as it relates to swimming pool care basics, but we’d like to explain five swimming pool basic care tips. Continue Reading
That may seem like a simple question, but as an inground pool owner, it’s important to know what algae is. There are three types of algae that like to form and create a nice home in your swimming pool: Mustard algae, Green algae, and Black algae.
Mustard algae, often referred to as yellow algae, can easily be mistaken for dirt or sand. It typically likes to cling to the walls of your pool and in the shady spots. Mustard algae can be difficult to get rid of because it is resistant to normal levels of chlorine. While it’s a rare form of algae, it can still take hold of your inground pool ‘toys’ and your equipment. Disinfecting your beach balls, floaties, and other play things with bleach will help to remove the growth of algae. This algae may also accumulate on your suits, towels, and other clothing items and bleach may be the only way to eliminate it.
Do you have extended travel plans this spring and summer? When you leave, one of your options for your in-ground swimming pool is to leave it covered while you are gone. However, when you return, the last thing you want to see is that your pool has turned into a green swamp. Getting rid of algae is a chore that even the most experienced pool owners have to face sometimes. With proper preparation, some purposeful attention for a couple of days, and a few minutes a day of follow up, you can eradicate the algae and turn your pool back into the welcoming sparkling oasis that was there before you left.
Your in-ground pool won’t turn into an unrecognizable green swamp overnight; however, we, at Hawaiian Pool Builders want you to have to tools and tips available should you experience this type of situation. Continue Reading