What to do if your swimming pool is looking green and funky
So, your pool is green, and it doesn’t look like something you want to step foot into. What do you do? That’s what we’re going to talk about here. The first thing you want to do is try to figure out why your pool is green. If it’s green because of algae, you can handle that easily and quickly. If it’s green because of dark-colored debris, you’ll need to figure out what it is that’s making your pool green and then clean it up.
The first thing that you do is remove all floating debris from your pool.
Depending on how bad it is, you may have to scoop the floating debris out by hand. You can use a long-handled pool net to scoop out leaves that are already in the water, but try not to disturb too much and stir up the debris that has settled on the bottom of your pool. Once you’ve removed all the floating debris, look at your filter. If it’s plugged with leaves and sticks, you can use a hose to force water through the filter and clear it out. Next, close all windows and doors that could be letting in more debris.
Check the chlorine levels to make sure that your pool has enough chlorine.
If it doesn’t have enough chlorine, your pool will stay green. If there’s not enough chlorine, it can be a little hard to tell because the cloudiness may actually make people think that the pool has too much chlorine in it. You want to actually get someone else to look at the pool to make sure. You can buy a test kit from any good pool supply store; they will have instructions on how to use them. If you don’t have a chlorine test kit, get one.
Clean and remove the built-in pump filter. This will help your pump have less of a chance to get clogged.
Put the pump filter underwater and try to clean it out. Use the hose to force water through it and clear away debris that is in there. If you have a filter cartridge, remove it by removing the screws that hold it on and put in some water. If there are any pieces of debris in there that you can dislodge, do it. If the filter cartridge is not working well and doesn’t clean the pool water as well as it should, then change the filter cartridges and watch to see if your green pool stays green.
Sometimes as a last resort, you’ve got to empty the pool and start over.
Yes, it will take longer and more work, but it can be the last resort. This is the only way to make sure that your pool is free of algae, dirt, and debris. This is a big job and will take some time, but if you don’t want to have a green pool, you have to do it. You will need to remove the filter and the pump from your pool. Then you will need to use a skimmer to remove all of the debris from your pool. You should scrub the walls and bottom of your pool. That’s how you how to clean a green swimming pool from start to finish.