Algaecide is an effective tool in preventing and treating the yellow, green and black algae in swimming pools. However, excess amounts of the chemical are harmful and must be addressed.
Foaming or cloudiness of the water surface, and eye and skin irritation are signs of too much algaecide. Check the product label to find the proper dosage that corresponds with your pool's capacity if you aren't sure.
Wait for the concentration of algaecide to decrease due to evaporation, splash-out and backwash.
If skin and eye irritation is severe, or you do not want to wait for the chemical to go away on its own, partially drain the pool, and add fresh water to correct the problem.
To clean a green pool, skim it, test and correct the water's pH, shock the pool, add algaecide, run the filter until the water clears, and vacuum the pool floor. This project requires a skimmer, a water testing kit, pH adjusting chemicals, chlorine, algaecide and a pool vacuum.Full Answer >
Side platforms, circular decks and tiered decks are the most common styles for above-ground pools. In some regions, deck styles may be limited by local building codes.Full Answer >
A healthy, well-maintained pool ideally has a chlorine level at or around 1.0 to 3.0 parts per million or ppm. Higher levels of chlorine can cause skin irritation, as well as other issues for swimmers.Full Answer >
"CYA," or cyanuric acid, is a stabilizer or conditioner that is used to reduce the rate of composition of free available chlorine in pools that are exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Dissolving CYA into a swimming pool helps to make free chlorine last significantly longer.Full Answer >