What’s That Scary Pool Green Stuff? – GREEN ALGAE!

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Since it’s Halloween, it’s only natural to talk about something gross and scary, right? Let’s discuss the scary green pool stuff we’ve all seen in our pool at some point, green ALGAE. It might look festive for Halloween, but that’s about the only time it fits in with our lives.

Green algae is a living organism that seems to appear in your pool overnight. It is the most common algae found in pools and can be very slimy and turn your pool water green. It tends to enter the pool by the wind and it will flourish in a pool filled with debris and dirty water.

The 7 Ways To Get Rid of Green Algae

1.      Vacuum Your Pool.

Ideally, you want to vacuum it manually to be able to pay special attention to the areas with the most algae.

2.      Brush Off That Green Stuff.

Vigorously scrub the area where the algae is so it can be stirred up, killed, and then filtered out.

3.      Test The Water.

Using your EcO monitor or test strips, test your water alkalinity and pH.

4.      Balance The Water.

Once you have tested the water, iopool’s mobile app will give you the perfect amount of shock to apply to your pool.

5.      Run Your Filter To Get Rid Of The Algae.

Once the shock kills that scary pool green stuff, you need to run your filter until the water clears up. Be aware, this may take a long time.

6.      Test The Pool Water Again.

If the water is clear again, test the water one more time. You need to be sure the water is chemically balanced before swimming.

7.      Clean Your Filter.

After all of the algae has been removed from your pool water, it is going to be in your filter. So, you need to clean the filter so that scary pool green stuff doesn’t work it’s way back into the pool and start freaking everyone out again!

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