Swimming Pool Blog

- Algae Control
  • Why is my Pool Still Green?
    Mark Garcia
    Help! Why is my pool still green? I've tried everything! What to do when your pool stays green, or cloudy, for longer than seems reasonable. 
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 1:24 PM
  • Is it Safe to Swim in a Pool with Algae?
    Mark Garcia
    Is it SAFE to SWIM in a green pool? Is pool algae harmful? Can you get sick from swimming in an algae pool? Yes, and No... it depends.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:08 AM
  • Pool Algae that Keeps Coming Back!
    Mark Garcia
    How to stop algae from coming back. Take control over algae and beat it for good! IF algae keeps coming back to your pool, this may call for some drastic measures.
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:54 PM
  • Green to Cloudy Blue to Clear
    Rob Cox
    PIctorial with 19 images of a pool that went from Blue to Green in 3 days, but took 3 weeks to bring back. Plus, discussion points along the way while helping a struggling pool owner!
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:31 AM
  • Help for Dark Green Algae Filled Pools
    swampy pool?What some people don't realize is that an algae filled pool can damage your pool surfaces. Stains of course, but over time, algae and poor water chemistry will begin to erode the pool plaster, with etching and deposits, and weaken vinyl liners, making them brittle and old before their time. Neglected or abandoned pools are also a problem from a health and safety standpoint. When not protected by a safety cover, they become a safety hazard for humans and animals, and the stagnant water will attract mosquitos
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:33 PM
  • Algae Eradication Guide
    Rob Cox
    Some pools never become contaminated, and other pools - have constant algae problems. This post is for those pool owners who battle algae every year, and never seem to recover for very long before another algae outbreak takes over. And also for those of you responsible for turning around a pool that has been neglected for months or years without chemicals or filtering. Here's some ways to really fight back hard, and keep algae from coming back - ever again!
    Friday, August 02, 2013 1:26 PM
  • Algae Battles - Wage War!
    Mark Garcia
    How to plan a counter-insurgency attack on a well organized algae army. Fight the good fight, and never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the algae enemy - you can restore peace to your backyard, and regain blue and clear water.
    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:59 PM
  • Kick Algae Butt - Karate Style!
    Rob Cox
    Don’t let algae make the first move. Here are some techniques you can use to defend yourself: Size up your enemy by determining the color of the pool. If your pool is a teal color, you will need to double shock it. This means using 2 pounds of shock per 10,000 gallons of water. By completing your training (reading this article), you’ve earn your green belt. Congratulations! You are now qualified to defend yourself against an algae attack.
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:20 PM
  • Phosphates and Nitrates in Swimming Pools
    Phosphates and Nitrates are naturally occuring combinations of Phosphorous and Nitrogen with oxygen atoms. They are also produced synthetically for various industrial and agricultural products. Phosphates and Nitrates in the water, and rougly speaking, ppb (parts per billion) is OK, but ppm (parts per million) will give you trouble with algae, if you let your chlorine regimen slip now and then.
    Monday, July 23, 2012 4:44 PM
  • Swimming Pool Algae: Death by Chlorine
    green algae picture of algae cellThe worst thing that could ever happen to your pool just did - Algae! What are you going to do? How are you going to stop it? More importantly, how are you going to KILL it?
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:58 AM
  • Help! My Swimming Pool is a green algae pool!
    Rob Cox

    Algae Pool ~ This time of year the complaint is common for pools left untended or sitting all winter. Even with a good winter pool cover, pools with insufficient algaecide levels or with high debris loads can allow algae to bloom easily.  Following are some tips you can use to fight Algae Pool and restore your green pool to clean and clear pool water.
    Monday, May 16, 2011 10:34 AM