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Why Does Algae Form in Pools? June 11, 2019

Washington, Litchfield
Why Does Algae Form in Pools? , Washington, Connecticut

If you own a pool, you know how important performing regular maintenance is for keeping the water sanitary and prolonging the life of the entire system. From time to time, however, you may notice algae in the water. Here’s why it forms and how professionals eliminate it. 

Why Algae Forms in Pool Water

Despite your best efforts at consistent maintenance, you may still have to deal with algae occasionally, as it often forms due to rainfall, wind, and contaminated bathing suits. Even certain pool cleaning tools can cause it to grow. It doesn’t take long for algae to bloom, largely because it thrives in sunlight and feeds on the contents of the water, including dust particles. 

poolPoor circulation, sanitation, and filtration also factor into the development of algae. The combination of high or low pH levels, excessive heat, and consistent sunlight also create a friendly environment for algae to grow. 

How Experts Eliminate the Algae

The mere presence of algae is usually enough to drive anyone out of the pool, so act swiftly if you notice a problem. Professionals will use chemicals to effectively and permanently eradicate the problem. They will also brush the walls to scrape away stubborn algae.

If the filter is clogged by the substance, it will prevent circulation and reduce the quality of the water. Experts will unclog the filter and identify the type of algae present in the water to apply the appropriate treatment. Often, they will rebalance the water’s pH level and sanitize the pool to prevent future growth.


If you have algae in your pool, contact Distinctive Swimming Pools in Washington, CT. Proudly serving homeowners throughout Fairfield and Litchfield counties, these contractors can effectively tackle even the most stubborn algae cases to ensure that your water is safe and clear. Visit them online to learn more about their services, or call (860) 868-3622 to speak to a member of their team.

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