Being a pool owner in a sunny state like Arizona has countless benefits, but it does come with a few drawbacks as well. Algae growth is one of the most common problems of pool upkeep. Luckily, it is fairly easy to prevent or clean before it gets out of control.
Algae is an aquatic organism that energizes itself through light. It reproduces rapidly, turning into a big nuisance.
There are three main types of algae that can grow in your swimming pool:
Algae spores (their cells made from reproduction) are found in soil and plants, and can easily blow into your pool. It also can be introduced into the water through swimwear that was worn in the ocean.
Once algae spores are inside your pool, they can begin to multiply if the conditions are right. These conditions include the level of chlorine, a poor filtration system, and water circulation problems.
A healthy pool is a happy pool. Along with algae comes other dangerous bacteria like E. coli. It is not recommended to swim in a pool with these organisms in it.
Regular maintenance is the best way to keep algae out of your pool.
You can do this in a variety of ways:
No matter how much you try to prevent it, sometimes algae can grow in your pool anyway. In these cases, a good cleaning can get it back to normal.
Now that you know what it takes to keep your pool clean and free of algae, Pools by Design can help you make your dream pool a reality. We guide our clients through the education, design, and construction processes. We can even help you with care and maintenance.
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