Nothing is more inviting on a hot summer day than a pool filled with cool, clean water. Unfortunately, algae can easily form in your family's pool, which will make your fresh, clean water a lot more green and unattractive. Removing algae from a pool is time-consuming, but the results are well worth it.
Things You'll Need
- Pool skimmer
- PH and alkalinity adjusters
- Liquid chlorine pool cleaner
Remove any garbage or other debris from the surface of the water with a pool skimmer. This may make the color of the pool worse temporarily.
Add alkalinity and pH balance adjusters to correct the pool's chemistry.
Pour 4 gallons of a liquid chlorinating pool cleaner into the pool. This will help kill the algae. If the cleaner worked correctly, the pool should have a white or cloudy appearance.
Repeat the process the next day and once a day until the algae is removed.
Run the pool's filter 24 hours a day and backwash the filter four times a day until the color of the water is back to normal. This process will generally take anywhere from four to five days.
Run the pool's vacuum system to remove any dirt or debris from the bottom of the pool.
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