Pool Liner Company, LOOP-LOC, Shares Tips for Getting Rid of Algae Growth in an Inground Swimming Pool

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Nothing can ruin a swimming experience faster than the presence of algae—which threatens to discolor the crystal-clear water and stick to the sides of the pool. Here are some tips to rid pool of algae.

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LOOP-LOC, manufacturer of pool liners that services New Jersey, LOOP-LOC, shares tips for getting rid of algae growth in an inground swimming pool.

Nothing can ruin a swimming experience faster than the presence of algae—which threatens to discolor the crystal-clear water and stick to the sides of the pool. Here are some tips to rid pool of algae.

Use enough chlorine. Green pool water or visible algae clumps are both signs that a pool does not have enough chlorine. Shock the pool with a large dose of chlorine—twice the regular amount for a regular shock—to kill existing algae and restore the pool water to sanitary conditions. Pool shock works within one to three days, depending on the condition of the water. If the water is extremely murky, use triple the amount. With the pool filter running, add the shock directly to the pool’s perimeter. For vinyl-lined pools, pour the shock into a bucket of pool water first to avoid bleaching. Keep in mind that liquid chlorine will explode and produce corrosive gas if it touches chlorine tablets or granules. Do not pour liquid chlorine into the pool skimmer or anything that contains these products.

Brush the swimming pool walls and bottom. Brush the bottom and sides of the pool vigorously to remove as much algae as possible. Pay close attention to the pool steps, behind ladders, and other nooks where algae can form. Use nylon brushes for vinyl-lined pools and steel brushes with concrete.

Adjust the pool’s pH. Measure the pH of the water with a swimming pool pH test kit. If the pH level is above 7.6 it indicates algae bloom. Add a pH reducer such as sodium bisulfate to the pool to get the level between 7.2 and 7.6. Kits that use droppers are tablets are more accurate than paper test strips.

About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC pool covers now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool.

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