If your pool is too green to see below the water surface then trying to clean it with chemicals is going to be more time consuming and expensive than draining the water and acid washing the pool’s interior. In some extreme cases, even after draining the pool there are stains on the interior and lingering algae. Your Unique pool service technician will use an acid wash or a chlorine bath to remove the stains and any persistent algae. The chemicals remove a thin layer of the plaster or pebble to reveal a fresh clean look. In addition, this removes any algae that could be in microscopic cracks or seams in the finish.
Once the pool shell is clean, it is also important to clean the filter system to be sure you are reintroducing algae into the clean pool from the pool equipment. With both of those tasks completed, it’s time for your technician to begin to refill the pool and add the startup chemicals.
More Important Information
It is important to understand that there could be some underlying issues that contributed to your pool turning green.
- Power failure- if the pump could not run then the remedy is simply to restore power, clean the pool and maintain a regular cycle of running the pump and cleaning system
- Salt cell failure- in this case, cleaning the pool is only a short term solution and the salt cell will need to be repaired to ensure that chlorine is being generated
- Chemical system failure- if your pool has an automated chemical system that has failed then it will need to be repaired or replaced to avoid another green pool
Your Unique pool service technician will evaluate all of your pool equipment and advise you of any additional repairs or replacements that are necessary to maintain your pool in a clean and safe manner after the initial green pool issue is corrected.