Green Pool Treatment

Cleaning a green pool, where you can still see the bottom, using a combination of chlorine, algaecide & a clarifier to treat the water along the filtration system will likely get you a good result.

Green pool treatments are very much dependent on what degree of algae is found in the water.  Being quite advanced often before you notice your pool turning green, the algae treatment will require some steps to bring your pool back to a clean and hygienic condition.

If you can see the bottom of the pool, we suggest a method of cleaning using a combination of chlorine, algaecide, an oxidiser, and a clarifier to treat the water and the filtration system.  This will likely get you a good result.

If, however, you have a green pool where you cannot see the bottom or your pool has many leaves and a lot of debris, it will require much more attention and potentially a process called floccing. 

*If you cannot see the bottom of your pool, please contact us for further instructions.

Factors affecting a green pool treatment include:

  • Pool size
  • Length of time the pool has been green
  • How much and what type of debris is on the bottom of the pool
  • Efficiency of the water circulation and pump size
  • Condition of the filter media or cartridge element

Below is our recommended treatment procedure for green pools (where you can see the bottom!)

  1. Collect water sample and check pool chemical levels (chlorine, pH & alkalinity) with one of our friendly team at Noosa Pool World.
  2. Purchase any chemicals you need such as extra chlorine, acid/pH increaser, algaecide, oxidiser & clarifier.
  3. Empty skimmer and pump baskets, detach the suction cleaner, and remove vacuum plate.
  4. Backwash the filter ensuring it is cleaned thoroughly.  Be sure to check the pressure when finished.  Note – change the gauge if not working.
  5. Rake the bottom of the pool to remove as much debris as possible and brush the walls and floor.  Note – do this thoroughly to make the process much more effective.
  6. Add the recommended treatment chemicals as directed.
  7. Set your filter to run continuously for 24-48 hrs and ensure you maintain a high chlorine level until the pool is clear.
  8. Once the pool is clear, backwash/clean your filter, then collect another water sample for re-testing and re-balancing of the water.  Don’t forget to re-set your filtration times back to auto.

*If after your first treatment, your pool has not improved, please contact us for further advice.

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