When shocking the pool doesn’t work
Last month we talked about the proper way to super-chlorinate (or shock) your pool back to being clean and healthy if you were facing a green and dirty pool. However, many pool owners are finding out that neglecting pool maintenance through the winter months is taking more than a single chemical treatment to fix – and are fighting algae in their pool even now that it’s warm enough to swim.
What to do after shocking your pool
If the mess in your pool is bad enough, the only way to really clean it is by combining chemical treatment with vacuuming. What happens is that when you super-chlorinate the pool all of the algae quickly dies. But because of the volume of organic matter, it accumulates on the sides and floor of your pool and starts to decay.
In this case it’s time to start vacuuming out the pool immediately!
Steps to getting a stubborn pool clean:
- Shock the pool – raise pH levels to 5-6 ppm
- Vacuum the pool within 12 hours
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!