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Green Pool Service in the Columbus Area

Pool Scouts of Columbus is here for all of your green pool needs, whether a small amount of algae growth or a full-blown green pond. There are a variety of reasons that pools can turn green, and can result in varying amounts of algae which need to be treated differently, but have no fear. Pool Scouts has you covered! Here are a few of the common questions around green pools and how maintaining your pool on a regular basis is important to keeping your pool clean and healthy.Swimming pool before and after green pool service with Pool Scouts of Columbus

Why Does My Pool Turn Green?

There are a variety of reasons that pools can turn green, with the cause being important to know before treating your green pool. It could be an issue with a piece of equipment, such as a dirty pool filter, a sand change being needed, or improper filtration. Weather changes can also cause chemicals to be thrown off. The warmer the weather, the faster rate pool chemicals are consumed. This can lead to improper chemical balances if not maintained on a regular and frequent basis. In addition to chemical imbalances, warm weather can also cause algae growth, which can then result in your pool turning green if left sitting for a period of time.

How Do I Clean A Green Pool?

If your pool has turned green, it is necessary to “shock” the pool water with chemicals in order to kill the algae and return the pool levels back to normal. Water without chemicals, especially if it has an algae problem, is not safe to swim in, and can be a breeding ground for insects, including mosquitoes. The amount of chemicals and treatments required will depend on how much algae has built up. It could take up to a handful of treatments to get your pool back to clean and blue. Along with chemicals, cleaning out the algae is important. For larger amounts of algae, vacuuming the pool will be necessary, while brushing the sides of the pool should knock smaller amounts of algae into the water for the chemicals to then take care of. Pool Scouts of Columbus is well-versed in taking pools from green to clean, so leave it to the professionals if you’re unsure of the best way to get your pool sparkling again.

How Often Do I Need to Add Chemicals to Avoid a Green Pool?

The ideal frequency of adding chemicals to your pool to ensure it’s properly maintained is every 1 – 2 weeks. By keeping up with a regular schedule of cleaning your pool and adding chemicals, especially in the summer months, is extremely important to keep your pool healthy and swim-ready. Keeping your pool cleaning on a schedule can also help you save money in the long run. By keeping your pool healthy, you can avoid larger issues of a green pool overhaul. However, if it’s too late and you’ve got a green pond on your hands, don’t worry. Pool Scouts is happy to handle it!

The Pool Scouts Green to Clean Pool Service

Our team of pool technicians is trained in even the worst case scenarios of green pools. Pool Scouts has the proper training to get your pool’s chemicals balanced and restored to their proper levels. If you’d like to find out more about what a green pool service entails, give us a call at 614-559-8627.

*Note: We don’t service above ground pools.