Keeping your pool clean clear is not without challenges. The most common challenge pool owners put up with is the water turning to green. Different factors can lead to your pool water turning green. Your Atlanta pool maintenance services provider can identify the problem by troubleshooting the different causes. To provide you with valuable information to help keep your pool safe, here are some of the reasons your pool keeps turning green.
Lack of Chlorine
In most cases, the turning of color in your pool can be as a result of an algae bloom. Chlorine is added to the water to prevent the growth of bacteria and algae. If there is little or no chlorine in the pool water, it is easy for algae and bacteria to grow causing the color to change.
Accumulation of Pollen
Particles of pollen carried to the pool by wind are too small for the sand filter to remove. As the pollen builds up, it can cause the water to have a yellow-green look. Despite the ugly look, pollen is harmless. It has no adverse effects on the pool or on you.
Oxidized metals in the water
There are numerous ways metals can find their way into the pool. The most common are through the source water and through use of cheap algaecides on the pool. To tell if the concentration of oxidized metal in your pool is high, the water is shocked. If the water turns green, it is an indicator the levels are too high.
If the metals are not removed, they can stain the pool’s finishing. They also turn blonde hair green. Atlanta pool maintenance services experts can help eliminate the metals and make the pools safe for use.
The pH level of the pool water can increase because of a variety of different factors. Dirt, cosmetics, oils and the weather are among the most common. High pH levels in the pool make the chlorine ineffective and it fails to protect against the growth of algae and bacteria which turn the water green.
Lack of Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
CYA helps to protect the chlorine from evaporation by the sun. If you don’t add enough Cyanuric Acid to the pool, the chlorine evaporates leaving the pool unprotected.
Inadequate filtration and circulation
Filtration ensures contaminants don’t make it to your pool. It also circulates the chemicals added to the water. Other than having adequate filtration, you also need to know how long you should run the filtration for the best effect.
To keep your pool water clean and safe, you need the help of an expert. Our expert Atlanta pool maintenance services can helpyou achieve this. We offer a wide range of maintenance services to fit the needs of our clients. Call us today.