How to clean a Green swimming pool?
Wondering how to clean a green swimming pool? If a swimming pool was neglected all winter long, you will have your work cut out for you. Learn some methods to bring your pool back up to speed in time for summer pool parties and barbecues.
Green swimming pools are far from friendly. Even if you invested in an automatic pool cleaner, chances are you're struggling to see cleanliness. The highest quality pool cleaning bots cannot overcome winter storms and hot, muggy summers. Fortunately, you can bring the blue back to your pool in three simple steps.
Use a large pool net to remove any debris from the surface of the water. After the top of the pool has been cleared, dunk the net into the water and run it along the bottom and sides to capture any debris under the surface. Take a large pool brush to the sides and bottom, brushing backward and forward. This will eliminate algae growth, which is responsible for much of the green color you see both above and beneath the surface.
Run your pool pump for approximately one hour. You will then have to repeat the debris removal process and add in some vacuuming time. This is where an automatic cleaning robot comes in handy if you own one. It will take a bit longer than a traditional brush, but will save you a lot of physical effort. It is also helpful if you are not exactly sure how to clean a green swimming pool. It will do a lot of the tricky work for you.
After this initial cleaning is complete, you will have to "shock" the pool. Do this by using two times the amount of pool chemical that you normally would. This will counteract any remaining algae growth, and prep your pool properly for that first season swim.
You must continue to shock at least once a week during the summer, and even more frequently if you are able to. Pour most of the chemicals in the deep end, but don't neglect the pool edges as there is growth there as well. Brush the edges and any other reachable surface so it does not cling and cause damage.