When a green pool happens, it can be an especially difficult and confusing time! Why Did It Go Green? Well…Your about to find out why!The sun is hammering down, its starting to get hot and you’ve got Green Pool Water!The timing couldn’t be worse! It’s really hot and your keen to go for a swim and the pool is green!This is a common problem for thousands of people right around the world! Swimming pool algae! It rears its ugly head all the time! What a let down!So…What does turn a pool green?What turns a nice inviting crystal clear haven of cool water into an embarrassing feral swamp? Well, green pool water is 9/10 caused by green algae. Green algae gets into your pool a couple of different ways. It can enter into your pool through wind and rain. Even regular drinking water has algae in it!Green pool water happens when the microscopic algae blooms and multiplies so much that you can actually see it! Because the color of the algae is green…it takes over and turns your pool water green.The algae gets a chance to grow when there is a chemical imbalance in your pool water.Combine this with rain, a couple of hot days, slack filtering times, dirty filter and lack of sanitizer in the pool and your looking for trouble.Algae wont actually hurt anyone…but the point is. If algae can grow…what else is growing too. Bacteria usually accompanies algae, as there is no sanitizer to kill them. Another reason why green pools are bad news is the fact that if a child accidentally fell into the pool, you wouldn’t be able to see them to save them.Some councils have brought in tough legislation against green pools. In some states a green pool will result in a hefty fine and sometimes even jail time. I’m not kidding…some councils have spotter planes looking for green pools.Having a pool is supposed to be fun. Not depressing. Keep the water clean and clear, and enjoy it! Don’t ruin a perfectly good summers day because you cant swim in your pool.
Do you have a swimming pool that has ever gone green?Maybe its green all the time and you have thrown everything at it including the kitchen sink. But it still goes green. I know how frustrating this can be! You might even get that angry about it that you might want to get rid of your pool altogether. But Wait! Chances are…you may have a ghost in your pool.Now…I’m not talking about a real ghost. I’m talking about something that is in your water that is turning it green. But you cant see it!The ghost I talk about is called Phosphates!You cannot see Phosphates, but they can do more harm than good. You see, Phosphates is like steroids for Algae. Algae feeds off this stuff and grows at a phenomenal rate. Just when you thought you had your pool right…It goes green again. Chlorine just wont work!So how do Phosphates get into you pool? Thats’ easy!Phosphates get into your pool from dust, rain, run-off from your garden. Phosphates is one of the main ingredient found in fertilizers. And because algae in your swimming pool is a plant. You put the two together and BAM! Unstoppable Algae!The only way to tell that you have phosphates in your water is to test for Phosphates in particular. Now I’m not talking about a normal pool test. Phosphates just wont show-up in a regular pool test.So, if your pool is constantly going green and your pool is eating chlorine like there is no tomorrow, it is very likely that you have phosphates in your pool water.Get yourself down to your pool store and get your water checked.If you would like to know how to get rid of phosphates, just join my newsletter by clicking on the link below.