Many people who struggle with green pools never to stop to consider that they are making the problem worse by trying to fix it. Simply dumping chlorine into your pool will not help if you don’t do it properly. In fact, chlorine could further harm your pool. A better and more effective alternative would be to use a salt water chlorinator.
A salt water chlorinator is perfect for families who want the benefits of regular chlorine without the harmful effects it could have on sensitive skin and the environment. If you do decide to use regular chlorine, make sure you follow the instructions properly and that you do not mess up the filtration system in the process.
The filtration system is integral to keeping your pool clean and algae free. The most common filter used is a sand filter. This would work perfectly fine if it weren’t for the other chemicals added to the pool as well. These chemicals can cause the sand to start blocking your filter, reducing its effectivity. Choosing a better filter or limiting your use of chemicals and instead switching to salt water are two ways in which you can fix this common problem. Not having an effective filter means that algae will be able to slip through the cracks and bloom, leading to a green pool.
Many people use pool shocking to get rid of algae. This isn’t a long term solution and often won’t even work as a short term solution. Pool shocking will only kill algae, but you would still need to remove all of it to get your clean pool back. This can take days and new algae can bloom in the process. Preventing algae from blooming in the first place is a much better alternative to shocking.