Understanding how your home swimming pool works and how to keep it chemically safe and clean can be challenging. At Reece, we stock everything you need to maintain a balanced and healthy swimming pool fit for use all year around.
If your pool water has turned green or murky in colour, this most likely due to the growth of algae in the pool. Algae are able to grow only in unbalanced pool water which means that the pH will be unbalanced if your pool has turned a cloudy and uninviting green. This usually occurs over the winter months when the pool is not used as often. Algae can also grow very rapidly throughout the warmer months. If your pool water pH is balanced, then you could wake up one summer morning to an entirely green pool. The good news is that it doesn’t usually take very long to move them back out again once your pool water is balanced and the pool is clean again.
The first step to take of your pool water is green is to test your pool water. You can head into your local Reece Irrigation & Pools branch to conduct a free pool water test and chat with a specialist about how to get it back to its original and intending sparkling blue. Our specialist will most likely advise that the walls of your pool should be brushed and to use a fast-acting chlorine boost and algaecide supplement combination. This is known as an algae shock treatment and will kill of the growth quickly and effectively.
Your Reece Irrigation & Pools specialist will take through each step and explain how to safely use all of the chemicals required, how to regularly test the pH and when the pool will be safe to swim in again. We can also help you to draw up a pool treatment plan to ensure that green algae don’t move back in again and keep your pool the perfect shade of blue.