Pool Algae

What is Algae?

Green algae come in a multitude of shades from dark green, blue green, even yellow green. It is also the most common type of swimming pool algae. It floats freely and can cling to the walls and steps. Unfortunately, if green algae are left untreated, it can clog and damage the filter as well as damage pool surfaces.

Black algae are a dark blue green color and they find their home in the cracks and crevices of pool surfaces.  They have deep, strong roots and if their roots aren’t killed properly and fully, they can easily come back.  This type of algae can be difficult to get rid of.

Think Ahead. Preventing algae from taking a hold of your swimming pool is simple enough.  It’s important to keep up with your weekly pool services.  On a weekly basis you should make sure your chemicals are properly balanced, you are vacuuming up any dirt, skimming off any leaves, and scrubbing the walls with a brush.  No one wants to swim in a pool where algae have begun to grow.   It can harbor harmful bacteria that can make us sick.  It takes time, work, effort, and money to get rid of algae, so be sure to take care of your pools needs to prevent algae growth.

At Hawaiian Pools, we don’t just provide service and repairs, we provide peace of mind knowing that keeping your pool algae free is as important to us as it is to you. Call us today to inquire about a maintenance package.

 

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