Common Swimming Pool Water Problems
June 20, 2017
Your relaxing, beautiful home swimming pool with its enchanting terrace and lush garden walkways should always be your special retreat from the everyday rush, bustle and stress of modern life. It should also be a great recreational center for your children and their friends during weekend barbeques with the family and neighbors. This haven for exercising, unwinding from your hectic week or partying with your favorite guests should also be free of any unhealthy fungus and other unpleasant or potentially hazardous natural vegetation.
Common Water Problems in Outdoor Swimming Pools
The shimmering, cool water in outdoor swimming pools is always so irresistible on steaming hot afternoons and evenings during the summer season. Sparkling beneath the sun's direct rays, this water always looks clear, clean and inviting. However, it may have hidden and unwanted plant growth that presents some degrees of potentially unhealthy exposure to you, your family and guests while swimming, diving or floating on rafts while enjoying the cool water spray from your pool's multiple sculpted showering fountains. Common in-water plant growth that may accumulate in and around your scenic concrete pool include the following:
- Green Algae. - Your pool's color can actually turn deep green within one day or night, caused by the persistent and rapid growth of green algae. To rid your pool of this unwanted intrusion of spreading vegetation, regulate the pH level of the water to from 7.2 to 7.6. Next, increase the water's chlorine counts with healthy water purifying agents and add an algae eliminator to the pool water overnight. In the morning, if the water appears denser or cloudy, this indicates that your pool has a multitude of dead algae cells floating through the water. By pouring a strong-acting liquid water clarifier into the water, you can cause them to collect on the floor of the pool where they can be vacuumed up. Then add a natural clarifier to your pool water to reinstate its usual bright dazzling spark and shine.
- Black Spot Algae. - When black spot algae appear in your pool water, they gather in dense layers, making them resistant to chlorine. Balance the water's pH level in the range of 7.2 to 7.6, and then raise the chlorine counts with use of a pool water purifier. For best results at targeting these dense layers of the algae, turn off the water pump. Next, brush the areas of growth thoroughly to disengage the algae's strong coating, adding an algae eliminating agent to each affected section of the pool water. Then you can vacuum away the dead algae and add a natural water clarifier to boost the water's normal shimmer and shine. Phosphate eliminating agents can also help rid your pool water of these bothersome clumps of Black Spot algae.
- Mustard Algae. - This variety of algae is yellow with a powder-like texture. It tends to accumulate and flourish in any shady areas of your pool. This type of algae forms layered clusters very similar to the way in which Black Spot algae gathers, and you can rid your pool water of this unsavory and unwanted pest by following the same process as suggested for eliminating the Black Spot variety.
By seeking the advice and assistance of the pool maintenance experts at Mr. Pools, Sydney's expert concrete pool designers and builders, you will obtain excellent information and procedures for ridding the water of your otherwise glorious home swimming pool haven of undesirable vegetation. Contact them today for a site visit and very reasonable cost estimate for returning your pool to its original glimmer and glamour.
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