Remove your blue-green algae for good. Use these swimming pool care and maintenance tips to reduce weekly pool maintenance cost for your in ground, above ground and salt water pool.
This type of algae in pool water is usually present in some way, shape, or form in most pools but is so small that it won't cause any swimming pool problems.
As soon as the chlorine, sanitizer, or pool stabilizer level drops, it's off and running for your swimming pool algae.
That's why keeping you pool water maintenance will normally keep blue-green algae away to give your the pool perfect for you.
Other pool problems might include a green algae swimming pool, yellow algae/mustard algae, pink algae, and/or white water mold. You’ll need to do a good chlorine pool shock and use a swimming pool algae treatment or pool algaecide.
A good choice would be a "PolyQuat 60" algaecide. It's a bit on the higher side but much better than a copper or metal based algaecide.
Proper balance of all your swimming pool water chemistry will greatly reduce the opportunity for blue-green algae pool water.
You also want to make sure your filter is properly working.
If you see that your swimming pool has algae, you must take immediate action in killing the algae.
First Swimming Pool Care Instructions
Bring the pool pH, pool alkalinity, and calcium hardness into line. Never add chlorine without first adjusting these three. Adjust your pool pH to 7.0-7.2, alkalinity to 80-100, and hardness to 150-250ppm.
Make the adjustment at night, then retest in the morning. Be sure to have the pump running 24/7 and backwash once per day. You can go up to 15ppm, but no higher. Anything after that and you're wasting money and chemicals.
Once you've gotten rid of the blue-green algae, the swimming pool chemistry is balanced, and the pool water maintenance is complete, can take your family swimming once again.
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