I am looking for home remedies for removing algae from swimming pools. Also, what is blue stone?
By peggy from Findlay, OH
On The Fine Living Channel there's a show called "I want That!" & they showed a solar pool cleaner... it floats around in your pool & uses the solar radiation to run a battery that does something to clean the algae, etc. You're supposed to need far less chlorine. Go to the Fine Living Channel & research the show's info or Google "Solar Pool Cleaners" The one I saw sold for around $75 bucks. Not bad if you use less chemicals!
It is hard to clean, use plain old household bleach, try added a pint of bleach to pool water everyday to keep it from happen a gain. To get rid of the algae what there now, drain the pool, and spray with pure bleach. let it dry then repeat, if you scrub the put do so, you can add a little comet to the spot also.
Green Algae, amongst the other forms of algae is mostly stimulated by the acid water state of your swimming pool. However, there are solutions which do not require you putting chemicals in the water, hence also reducing the impact those have on your health. you can do this by changing the constitution of the water, from acidic to alkaline, using a water ionizer such as the one at: http://www.swimmingpoolhealth.com for example.
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What do I need to do to clear up my pool? It has algae sitting at the bottom of my pool and I don't know how to clear out?
There are several guides on how to clean algae but here is a simple way to take care of your problem:
There are special chlorine-based algae cleaners for the pool. They shock the algae when they are brushed against the walls and floor of the pool.
How do you get green algae out of a above ground pool without using a chlorine system? Please help.
Navi from Long Island, NY
Cover the pool with an opaque cover when not in use. Algae can not grow in the absence of light. Salt will also discourage algae growth.
What kind of salt can I use to keep algae from the bottom of the pool? I jeep buying all the cleaners for the pool but one side , the farthest from the pump turns green after a rain shower
Filter systems in above-ground pools are often not as robust as in-ground pools. This can make algea growth more of a possibility. This is a page about algae in an above-ground swimming pool.
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I have a pool, and it doesn't matter how much chlorine I dump in it, or how much I scrub it, the bottom is stained in places with a greenish algae-looking growth.