Here at Pool Assist, we’re professional commercial pool cleaners and have been called out to our fair share of pools which have turned a very unfortunate shade of green. Firstly, it’s important to remember that algae can strike any pool – it’s not a reflection on your maintenance. And, more importantly, there are steps you can take to get rid of your algae infestation!
Treat the algae
The first thing you need to do is remove debris from the pool surface and clean your filter and skimmer basket to prepare for the work ahead. Next, you need to shock it by super chlorinating the water. Once this has circulated for an hour or so, you can add your algaecide to kill off the algae.
Scrub and filter
Once you’ve added your algae treatment, you need to get scrubbing! Use a stiff bristled brush and thoroughly scrub the sides of the pool to dislodge algae stuck to the side. Pay special attention to problem areas such as corners, the pool steps and shady spots as the algae tends to be worse in these spots.
If your algae is particularly bad, you may need to add a flocculating agent along with the algecide. Shut down the system to let the floc do it job – it will cause the dead algae to sink to the bottom of the pool. All you need to do then is use the pool vacuum to clean up the algae.
Once this is done, run your filter for the next eight hours and remember to clean out your filter if necessary. Remember, it can take up to a week for your water to be back to normal.
Ask the experts for help
If you have a particularly stubborn algae infestation or the algae just keeps coming back no matter what you try, get your pool technician in to take a look. They’ll be able to treat your algae infestation quickly and efficiently so you can go back to enjoying the water. They can also give you some expert advice as to what you should do if it happens again.
Prevention is better than cure
There are a few things you can do to prevent algae from rearing its green head. Keep an eye on your chemical levels and pH level to ensure proper water sanitation. Keep your filter clean and running efficiently for clear water and run your pump for at least eight hours per day. If leaf debris is constantly causing algae, keep branches hanging over your pool cut back or invest in a pool cover.
For a commercial pool cleaning service, Pool Assist have the necessary experience to keep your pool looking pristine and appealing. Our team of certified technicians can provide regular maintenance so you can be confident that your water is safe and healthy. We service an extensive range of strata and commercial pools and can develop a servicing schedule which works for you.
If you’ve been looking for commercial pool maintenance companies, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.