Santa Rosa, CA based Pool Chemical Service (PCS) is reaching to educate local communities on why pools turn green. In keeping with subjects that the company has explored in the past in this manner, this information can be found in their latest blog post, which is freely available on their website. The company hopes that this knowledge will help pool owners in the area and beyond figure out why their pools change color as well as how they can prevent it.
According to the blog post, pools can gain a greenish hue due to a number of reasons, one of the foremost of which is the presence of algae. While pool owners may not expect to find algae in or around their homes, the fact of the matter is that algae spores are known to occur naturally in a variety of locations, and they can find their way into pools via the rain and air. Similarly, local runoff may contribute to the introduction of algae spores as well.
Bill Peter from Pool Chemical Service adds, “You may not be aware that algae are present until they bloom into a visible colony.They can be found virtually everywhere there is soil and plant matter, and you might be surprised to learn that they can even travel back home with you on your swimwear if you visit the beach. Therefore, it is safe to assume that algae are always in your pool. However, this is no reason to assume that your pool is always out of control. The key is to maintain your pool well enough that the algae inside never have the right conditions to flourish.”
Such conditions include poor water circulation, sanitation, filtration and so on, explains Peter. Poor water flow or ‘dead spots’ (stagnant water) can allow algae to form a colony in a specific location, turning the water green. Inconsistently or inadequately applied chlorine can fail to kill off algae and keep them at manageable levels as well, and a pool filter that cannot do the job it is meant for will similarly allow algae to flourish. In practice, a combination of such factors are what contribute to the bloom of algae, which Peter cautions can sometimes occur in the span of a few short hours in the right circumstance. Pool owners who find themselves in this position are advised to contact a professional swimming pool service in order to rectify the situation. Learn more at the following link: Swimming Pool Services.
The article offers more detail on filters and how their mismanagement can lead to a green pool. It explains, “If your pump and filter are too small for your pool, this is what can cause the buildup of algae. If your pump and filter are the correct sizes, but you don’t run your filter every night for long enough, it can encourage algae growth.” Pool owners should also be wary of the possibility of their filters becoming clogged over time, especially if they notice more dirt and debris falling into the pool over a short period. A clogged filter will not be able to remove foreign particles from the pool, and this can lead to the accumulation of algae, fungi and other molds. The article advises, “Ensure you’re regularly cleaning your filter. For most pools, you should be able to remove the filter and clean it with water. Make sure you use a scrub brush to remove the particles.”
Certain other substances can lead to pools turning green as well. Fertilizer runoff and detergents, for instance, can raise the pH level of the pool, and pool owners often require the services of a professional to help maintain their pool. According to the blog post, a pool should be maintained at a pH between 7.4 and 7.6.
Fortunately for local pool owners, PCS is on hand to help keep their pools in order during the approaching summer. More information regarding their services and availability can be found on their website, and customers are welcome to contact the company’s representatives in order to pursue any further inquiries. Learn more about the company and read their glowing customer reviews at the following link: https://www.yelp.com/biz/pcs-pool-chemical-service-santa-rosa.
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