Green Water in Swimming Pools
Owning a swimming pool is much more than just taking a dip on a hot day. A swimming pool is exposed to a lot of people, germs and bacteria and without proper swimming pool maintenance, it could result in sickness and green water amongst other things. I’m sure we’ve all seen swimming pools that has green water caused by algae in swimming pools before. You might have even questioned if Shrek himself lived in the swamp.
What do you do if you have green water in your swimming pool?
There are some simple steps that you can do if your swimming pool has begun getting a green tint to the water. Regardless of if you have a swimming pool company or not treat it for you, it’s important to get your swimming pool water circulating. If you don’t get it circulating, any chemicals that you attempted to treat it with will just fall to the bottom of the pool and miss most of the water that’s affected. It’s a good rule of thumb to immediately turn on your swimming pool filter(s) upon discovering your newly green pool water and keep it on continuously until the green goes away after your shock and chemical treatment, of course.
Adding to the above paragraph, while you are circulating your water after treatment, you will likely have to continue keeping an eye on and cleaning your filters as it will be catching most of the grime. You should see the build up less and less for each cleaning as it filters out the green out of your water.
How long does green water take to dissolve?
With a proper filtration system, water clarifier and chemicals, your swimming pool should be back to normal within a few days. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call regarding any green water or foggy water.