pool algae

How to get rid of pool Algae

Are you worrying because water in your pool is green? And do not you know what you should do to escape from pool Algae

I has  good news for you, I will introduce you the greatest ways to dispose of pool Algae and it help water in your swimming pool is always clear.

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Three methods to dispose of pool Algae.

Firstly, I want you have some basic information about pool Algae.

arcording wikepia:

Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic organisms which are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic. Included organisms range from unicellular genera, such as Chlorella and the diatoms, to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelp, a large brown alga which may grow up to 50 m in length. Most are aquatic and autotrophic and lack many of the distinct cell and tissue types, such as stomata, xylem, and phloem, which are found in land plants.

Another word, it is a type of plant that develops in the water of your pool. And we have three common kinds of Algae.

  • The first is Black Algae
  • The second is green (blue algae)
  • The third is yellow (mustard algae)
  1. Green algae.

You can easily find out green algae in most pools, even if it is not difficult to get out of it. Green algae develops in pool since you do not clean and filter water properly. This lead to water pool will become green. It is time to handle pool water.

A large amount of green algae grows in the pool’s floor. You also can clean pool with a brush, but it requires you more energy than using chemical substances. However, if water circulates well, it will prevent the appearance of green algae. It still present in your pool, though using sanitizer or algaecide weekly

  1. Yellow pool algae.

It is quite hard to eradicate yellow pool algae of your pool’s wall and it often rises in areas which have little sunlight. It is common after green pool algae.

Some people have tried using a medium amount of sanitizer to kill them, but it I not easy as you think. You need a high dose of chlorine that used to bleach them.

  1. Black algae.

Black algae is hard to kill, however. It is not really popular as other types. To explain for this we have to mention to its mechanism and strong roots. It is usually appears as small spots around wall pool.

Protective class which you see is outside part. The most important part is roots that’s growing extremely strong and gripping in the pool wall. Although you take care for your pool regularly, black algae still grows. In other to make clean your pool, you need more Chlorine than green and yellow algae.

Perhaps, you are wondering how to eliminate black algae effectively.

Black algae is one of the most headstrong, so you need special way for this case. I believe if you follow these steps, then you can get rid of it. There is water, it means having algae. Black algae will can’t survive on water condition is hygienic and circulating well. And so you should have a best pool pump and filter if your house have a wimming pool.

Algae prefers areas where sunlight rarely light and water do not usually circulate such as pool steps, corner or ladder.

The first technique: utilizing Superchlorination – shock

There are three main types of algae make water poll green, they are black, dark, light and green algae. I think a lot people like me, having a headache because water in pool transfer into green by black algae.

When water appearance sign of green:

Normally, 1 pound can deal with 10000 gallons water, but in this case you need to use amount of superchlorination. This means that your pool is 10000 gallon, you have to treat water by 2 pound of shock. That is my experience. Similarly, if calculated according this rate, you will know the quantum of shock for your pool.

When you see your water pool have dark green, you have to increase three time number of shock:

If you pool is 10000 gallons, you have to buy 3 bags of shock. This amount shock will guarantee to clean all algae

You do not look after your pool for a long time and water have black green (color between yellow and blue):

You will have to multiply four time, number of shocks. Therefore, you will need 4 bags of shock for 10 000 gallon, 8 pound for 20000 gallons and 12 pounds for 30000 gallons.

However, you have to remember that you have to dissolve shock into a container of water, after that you pour slowly this liquid into pool water slowly, that will prevent you liner to be discolored. Moreover, you out of your pool. Moreover you should wear old cloth as cleaning pool. because this liquid might fade your clothes. Additionally, make sure you always shock pool at night. At that time, shunshine can not burn chlorine and these chemical subtances have enough time to work.

The second method: floc your pool

1.In order to blend chemical into water, you should turn off the pump and turn on the valve. This will help cycle water. You should treat at night and after leaving your pool for 8 hours

  1. You will see cloud in the bottom of pool. You will be very busy at cleaning this clound, this work entails you do by yourself, it can’t do with automatic cleaner.
  2. When you vaccum wate, you also suck water out of the pool. You need to fill fresh water into the pool by garden pipe or something like that. You can not do that at one time. While you vaccum, these particles move around. So you have to wait untill it sink at bottom again and to go on vaccuming.
  3. When you vacuum all of particle out of your pool, i advise you to shock the pool again after floccing. If you do according my guide, i sure that your pool will completely get out of pool algae.

The third method: Swimming Pool Algaecide

I recommend that it is the last resort, if you use it frequently, the pool water will be added too much metals. This causes skin irritation and foam in the swimming pool. But you can use it once each week to prevent the growth of algae. Algaecide is similar to specialty pesticide for algae. It incudes b14, silver, copper. These subtances also contain in all types of sock. I also recommend you shock your swimming pool after using algaecide. Shocking will clean up all algae in pool without further reproduction.

I have read a lot of articles or heard the advice of many people and each person use a different way. So if you have never cleaned your pool by yourself, you might be confused by too much information from the internet.

However, for me, I like to use the the first way, that is because it is not expensive as the second and the third way that i have mentioned above. But that is just my experience.

Several tips that i have applied to avoid algae return.

  1. Clean filter regularly.

The filter is clean, pool water is also clear. Some people said that best pool filter like the lung of the pool this means that the filter do not work well, it cannot dispose of all of particales. If you are person who enjoy swimming, good filter is very important to you. Alike algae will have more opportunity to survive and multiply because water if the filter is congested.

  1. Balancing pool water

if you want water to be limpid and clear, you need to check the balance of water regularly. Trying to retain the chlorine from 1.5 to 2 ppm. PH also plays an important role. Too high level of pH, this will make chlorine not to work efficiently. There are many reasons make water swimming pool unbalance, but the most common reason as you usually use filter and disinfect.

  1. Control phosphate in pool

As you might know phosphate is food of algae, it should be eliminate regularly. And a lot of people question why phosphate get in water pool while it not contain in shock or algaecide. In fact phosphate have in most types of washing power, therefore when we swimming, we add phosphate in water unintentionally. The presence of phosphate stimulates the development of algae. It is essential to check and eliminate habitually.

  1. sheeding ultra violet at all time.

Using Ultraviolet or Ozone can lower demand of chlorine. Too high level of chlorine is harm for swimmers and wimming equipment. In addition, this system is really usefull in inhibiting the creation of algae because Ultra violet is able to annihilate DNA and RNA structure and it can not continue multiply.

  1. Maintain swimming pool chlorine.

In  the summer, you will have to cost doubly for disinfestation. Uv ray from sunlight has big impact on chlorine, transforming chlorine into gas  to the atmosphere. Sometimes, if you want to assure that water in your swimming pool is always clear during this season, it is required to use more amount of chlorine.

  1. Keep pool cleaning.

I used to use an automatic pool cleaner and it is really convenient. but i still need to brush corner, steps and places where automatic pool cleaner cannot carry out. If we leave just little dust, it will build up step by step and becoming food for algae. Let try to clean the whole your pool to keep the water clear and to be available for swimming anytime.

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