Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

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Pools: Style Without Sacrificing Safety

Hi, my name is Katrina, and I have always had a pool. My parents had one when I was growing up, I have lived in apartment complexes with pools, and I currently have a pool in my yard. Through the years, I have paid close attention to how people position their pools, the designs they select and the fences they use. Personally, I am not a fan of super industrial looking or boring fences and pool designs. Instead, I like to see creative and beautiful ideas, and achieving a stylish pool is possible. Worried that it will disrupt your safety? Well, it wont. This blog has all kind of tips on achieving pool style without giving up on safety. Enjoy swimming in style!

Dusty Algae In Your Pool? How To Remove It

Algae that appears to move like dust on your pool floor can be very difficult to remove. This is because when you try to vacuum it, it could leave your water looking green, then settle, leaving you with the same algae problem over and over again. Removing dusty algae needs to be done properly to ensure it is gone and stays gone. Read on for information to help you remove this type of algae from your swimming pool.

Keep Everyone Out

You need to be sure the algae is settled near the top of the pool. So, to avoid stirring up the water, keep everyone in your household out of it. This will make removing it much easier for you.

Vacuum Your Pool

You don't want the algae to be filtered through your pool pump and filter, so be sure to change the setting on the filter to the waste setting and then vacuum out your pool. The dusty algae will blow out the waste outlet instead of going back into your pool, or end up being stuck in the sand in your filter. When you vacuum, you have to move the vacuum slowly to prevent stirring the algae around in the water. You may need to add water to your pool if it gets below the top, skimmable level.

Add Pool Shock

Toss some pool shock in your pool after you are finished vacuuming to ensure you have killed the algae and any other harmful bacteria in your pool water. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the pool shock package to ensure you add it to the pool correctly. Prevent this type of algae issue by adding the proper amount of chlorine and shock to your pool and maintaining the chemical levels in your pool. You can do this by using a pool water testing kit, or you can take a water sample to your local pool supply store.

Your pool water needs to be maintained properly in order to prevent algae of any kind. If you end up with a problem, it needs to be taken care of right away as algae can eat through your pool liner, which can be costly to replace. Talk to a swimming pool maintenance company about having your pool maintained for you to prevent this type of problem from happening. A pool maintenance company has the knowhow and equipment to take care of your pool so your water is safe for swimming.

Talk to a swimming pool maintenance service to learn more.