The best way to deal with a dirty, green pool
It never fails, the weather in south Louisiana warms up a little earlier than expected and everyone starts to think about swimming. In fact, just this weekend alone 3 of my neighbors wanted to use their pool but couldn’t because it looked more like a pond than a pool.
If your pool is still green and you’re wondering what the fastest way is to get it ready for use – we can help. In the industry, we call it “super-chlorination” but you may know it more simply as “shocking” your pool.
How it works
Super-chlorination is the fastest and most effective way to rid your pool of algae. Algae, like all living organisms, learns to adapt to its environment. Therefore by rapidly changing the environment in your pool, i.e. increasing the chlorination level, the algae cannot adapt quickly enough and will quickly die.
How to do it
If you know how to monitor the chlorine level in your pool, you know that “normal” ranges of chlorine are between 1.5 and 3 ppm (parts per million). The goal with super-chlorination is to increase to 5-6 ppm which should get the job done. In addition, adjust yoru pH to 7.2-7.6 as high pH lowers your ’s effectiveness.
Depending on just how dirty your pool is, you may see results in as little as a few hours. And you should wait at least 12 hours to be safe before swimming.
When shocking the pool doesn’t work
In some cases, super-chlorinating the pool once isn’t enough to clear things up. Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter when we will offer a solution for effectively dealing with this situation.
Of course, if you would like someone else to handle the hassle of pool maintenance, call us today for a free service consultation and take advantage of our pool maintenance specials!