Thursday, 11 June 2015

How to Prevent Algae Build Ups on Swimming Pools ?

Summer seasons are extremely enjoyable particularly when celebrated in your backyard swimming pool. The temperature of the sun can be tempered with a dip into the sparkling water of your pool. However, you are not the only one who is enjoying the swimming pool water during the summer. Algae will flourish when the sun is most powerful. They’re always present throughout the summer as they grow much better when the temperature is high. This makes it ideal for them to spread and develop algae farms.

WALL WHALEXLStructure600Most swimming pool owners employ cleaners to help remove debris that reduce the chlorine levels and provide additional circulation. Alternatively, manually brushing and vacuuming the pool will help accomplish the same goal which is to reduce contamination that reduces the chlorine levels. Remember, your first line of defense is chlorine to keep algae out of the pool. Therefore, keeping the chlorine level high and reducing contaminants is the highest priority.

Let’s have a look at the materials that you require while cleaning your swimming pool of algae farms:

Swimming pool brush pool brushes are your best choice in keeping algae from getting a foothold. Attached to a swimming pool pole, you can reach most corners of the pool effortlessly.

Swimming pool vacuums – pool vacuums can be manual or automatic. They help remove debris from the pool. Manual vacuums are attached to a pole and a hose is connected to the skimmer.

Alternatively, you can consider Hayward’s Navigator for in-ground pools and Hayward’s AquaBug for above ground pools.

Skimmer net – Skimming the pool daily with a skimmer net reduces the need for manually vacuuming the pool as the debris is removed from the surface before it falls to the bottom.

MaintEquip_BrshsHndlsChlorine – Chlorine should be your first line of defense in fighting algae. Maintain chlorine levels at the recommended levels. Occasionally, shock the pool to eliminate chloramines and keep free chlorine at its peak.

Last but not the least; you should do a regular check-up of the swimming-pool water to ensure that the water chemistry is properly balanced. A high or low pH can adversely affect the chlorines ability to fight algae.

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