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How to Clean a Green Pool in 5 Steps?

Having a green pool is not only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous for both you and your family. Not to worry though – we are here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss the five steps that you need to take in order to clean your green pool. Follow these steps and your pool will be back to its sparkling glory in no time!

How to Clean a Green Pool in 5 Steps?

1. Determine Whether Your Water's Condition Can Be Improved, Or If It's Already Far Gone.

If the pool is very green, these six methods may not be enough; instead of shocking, the pool may need to be drained and acid-washed. Many pools were not only green but also black. Even though it costs money to replenish the pool, in severe circumstances like these, it is more cost-effective and time-consuming to just empty the pool and have it acid-washed.


2. To Check The Ph Balance, Test The Water.

If the pool is green, there is plainly little or no chlorine in it, and if you're going to shock it, you'll be adding a lot, so chlorine testing isn't necessary. However, you should evaluate the pH of the pool because if it is too high, the shock will cause the pool to cloud up. A shocked pool will be hazy until all of the dead algae and other solids have been filtered out, but a pool with a high pH will be extremely foggy.


It is preferred to use a high-end test kit to determine the pH, although cheap test strips will at least give you an indication of if your pH is high or low. You want it to be as low as possible: 7.2 or less.


If the pH is too high, one gallon of muriatic acid should suffice. Don't worry if you accidentally added too much; the pool can be slightly acidic (low pH) for swimming but still be a good pH for shocking. After four hours of circulation and shocking, retest the pH.


3. Shock The Pool.

You'll start by shocking the pool with granular chlorine after the pH is 7.2 or lower (calcium hypochlorite). Instead of buying individual one-pound bags of granular chlorine from a pool retailer or a huge chain store, it is recommended to buy a 25-pound container. You'll save a lot of money, yet you'll still need chlorine for little doses every now and then. Use five pounds of granular shock or ten gallons of liquid chlorine (four 2.5-gallon containers). Distribute the chlorine evenly over the water, covering the entire pool surface, with the filter pump turned on until all five pounds of shock or ten gallons of liquid chlorine have been utilized. Also, make sure you apply a decent algaecide.


4. To Restore Balance, Pump And Clean The Pool.

The next step is to pump and clean the pool. This will help remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants that have built up over time. Be sure to use a filter cleaner designed for pools to get the best results. You can also add chlorine or other chemicals to the water to kill any bacteria that may be present. Finally, circulate the water for several hours to ensure that it is properly cleaned. Once you’re done, you should notice a significant improvement in the appearance and quality of your pool’s water. Keep in mind that green pool cleaning takes time and patience – don’t expect instant results! But with a little effort, you can restore balance and achieve crystal-clear waters once again.


5. Maintain Balanced Chemistry.

One of the most important aspects of green pool cleaning is maintaining balanced chemistry. Keep an eye on pH levels, chlorine levels, and alkalinity to make sure they are in a healthy range. If any of these levels get too high or too low, it can cause problems for your pool water and require more intensive cleaning.


There are a number of factors that can cause green pool water, but it's important to know what your next steps should be after identifying the issue. If you're not sure why your pool is turning an unappealing shade of green or if you've already acted and still don't see improvements, Clear Swim Pool Care can help! Our team has decades' worth of experience in all aspects of swimming pools and we want to make sure yours looks great this summer. Give us a call today for more information about our services

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Maintaining a healthy pool involves much more than just your basic cleaning. A healthy pool requires a complex understanding of chemistry, water & the principles behind balancing it. That's why your friends here at Clear Swim Pool Care are Licensed and PCCR & CPI Certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, and much more. We utilize the latest pool maintenance technology, saving our clients up to 50% in monthly pool energy costs using high-efficiency and variable-speed pool pumps, as well as pioneering the use of healthier alternatives to chlorine and other harsh chemicals. In this regard, we use salt-based chlorine and disinfection systems that are safer for you and your family. We proudly serve Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding communities of Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook. Contact us today to request a free quote or water analysis.  We look forward to working with you!

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Do You Need a Professional Weekly Pool Cleaning Service You Can Trust?


Maintaining a healthy pool involves much more than just your basic cleaning. A healthy pool requires a complex understanding of chemistry, water & the principles behind balancing it. That's why your friends here at Clear Swim Pool Care are Licensed and PCCR & CPI Certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, and much more. We utilize the latest pool maintenance technology, saving our clients up to 50% in monthly pool energy costs using high-efficiency and variable-speed pool pumps, as well as pioneering the use of healthier alternatives to chlorine and other harsh chemicals. In this regard, we use salt-based chlorine and disinfection systems that are safer for you and your family. We proudly serve Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding communities of Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook. Contact us today to request a free quote or water analysis.  We look forward to working with you!