Greece, New York
1186 Manitou Rd.
Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 392-7711
Pettis Pools & Patio has been providing pools supplies, patio furniture, and other backyard products to homeowners throughout Hilton, NY since 1962.

Algae Guide for Chlorine Pools July 17, 2016

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Algae Guide for Chlorine Pools, Greece, New York

Chlorine System Troubleshooting Guide

Algae

Potential Causes
  • Poor Filtration: A damaged or dirty filter provides an excellent breeding ground for algae. Also if the pool water is not being properly circulated, ‘dead spots’ can occur in the water in which algae can start growing.
  • Water Balance: When the free available chlorine level is not maintained between 1 – 3ppm, or algaecide and shock (oxidizer) is not used properly, there is a higher incidence of algae. Chlorine controls algae growth, algaecide kills the algae, and shock oxidizes organic materials, which can be a potential food source for the algae.
  • Poor Housekeeping: By not keeping your pool clean and free of leaves, dirt, and other debris, you can provide areas where algae can grow and thrive protected from chemicals. Weather can play a significant role in the contamination of pool water because wind and rain can carry large amounts of leaves, dirt, fertilizer, and algae spores into the pool, so proper care should be taken to minimize the pools exposure to such elements.

Learn how to treat it here.

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