Cleaning a green pool can be a daunting task for many people. But not for Poolwerx!
Over the years, our pool service technicians have cleaned countless green pools, returning them to their original clean, clear and sparkling glory. When it comes to green pools, there’s nothing we haven’t seen before! It’s this experience and shared knowledge that qualifies us to clean any pool. So no matter how bad you might think your green pool is, rest assured that we can clean it.
Our service technicians have access to the best quality chemicals on the market. In addition, they have the experience and expertise necessary to determine the best course of treatment for your pool, including chemicals and labor. Using the correct chemicals in the most effective manner will save you time and money while ensuring that your pool is clean and healthy once the job is done.
Don’t blindly throw chemicals – and money – at your green pool. Instead, request a service from your local Poolwerx technician and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your pool will be treated and cleaned effectively and efficiently.
What’s a “Green Pool” and what causes it?
“Green pool” is a term usually used to describe a pool or spa where the water has been affected by algae growth. Pool water may also appear green as a result of rust, leaves or pollen in the pool, although this is less common.
Algae blooms in pools are often caused by an imbalance in your water’s chemicals. Usually, this is due to insufficient chlorine.
Your pool may have insufficient chlorine because you haven’t been regularly adding chlorine to the water. Or, it may have insufficient chlorine due to recent heavy or unusual use. When a pool is put under this sort of pressure, it may require more than the usual dose of chlorine to fight off encroaching algae. This is a good example of why you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to your pool’s regular chlorine treatment.
If you have the right level of chlorine in your pool, and are still experiencing a green pool, your water’s pH may not be properly balanced. With the wrong pH, your chlorine can’t do its job properly.
Because of these different causes and situations, each case of green pool requires specific and unique treatments. That’s why it pays to get your local Poolwerx service technician to save you from the potentially costly and dangerous hassles of trial and error green pool cleaning. With the right testing and chemical balance, they’ll have your pool clean in no time…all with minimal hassle and inconvenience for you.
Green Pool Frequently Asked Questions
How do you fix a green pool fast?
No matter how green your pool has turned, our technicians can get it back to looking its best! It’s important to use the correct combination of chemicals to fix your green pool. First, you will need to ensure your water has been properly tested to determine exactly what chemicals need to be used, and in what quantities, to fix your green pool. Poolwerx can test your water in 60 seconds to determine your problem. Use the Find a Poolwerx function to locate your nearest franchise.
Is it safe to swim in a green pool?
It is not recommended that you swim in a green pool. Whilst algae alone may not be harmful, several other bacteria are likely to also be present in your pool which can be very harmful.
It is a much safer option to contact your local Poolwerx in the event that your pool turns green to rectify the chemical balance as soon as possible.
How long does it take for a green pool to clear?
The turnaround time can vary depending on your pool size, time since last service and severity of the algae build up. Our technicians will ensure the exact amounts of chemicals are used for your particular situation to get your pool back to normal as fast as possible. Contact your nearest Poolwerx to discuss your green pool in more detail.
What happens if you swim in a green pool?
It is not recommended that you swim in a green pool. Due to the unknown bacteria, parasites and other harmful pathogens that may be present in the water, there is a risk that swimming in a green pool will result in adverse effects. To be safe, contact your local Poolwerx to have your water tested and a tailored plan developed to treat your pool.