It’s that time of year in Texas, folks. Summer is almost here, the heat is on, and for some pool owners, it brings that ugly, disgusting green stuff that makes pool ownership a frustrating experience – Algae!
It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with today’s available technology, there’s no reason anyone in Texas should have problems with an algae outbreak.
So, here’s a list of 5 tips to make sure your pool doesn’t have problems with the “green monster” during the hot Texas summer months.
For most people, this means your chlorine needs to be kept at optimal levels, all day, every day. This is also why, at Prestige Pool & Patio, we’re big advocates of salt chlorine generators, as they manage to keep a consistent level of chlorine in the pool at all times, preventing the growth of algae. And for those of you not using salt, make sure to shock your pool at least weekly during this time of year.
One key to remember is that algae likes to start when water stops, which is why it’s a good idea to always keep your pool water filtering during the summer months. This is also why most modern pools have variable speed pumps, which allows constant water flow without the high energy usage.
Did you know the best way to keep a pool clean and free of debris is by just swimming in it as much as possible?!?! Yep, that’s certainly the case, and it’s because swimmers stir up the water and debris, allowing the skimmer to catch more particles and ultimately filtering the pool better. Not that you needed another excuse to use the pool everyday, right?
This goes back to #2, but if your sand or cartridge get too clogged up, the water will slow down, and that can hurt filtration as well as chlorine production. Spells bad news for your pool!
Although it’s not always necessary, this is another means of algae prevention and something that certainly won’t hurt your chances of having a hassle-free summer with your pool.
So there you have it, 5 tips to keep your pool algae free during the hot Texas summer months. Happy swimming!
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