After a storm many pool owners see their swimming pool does not look right. It could be simply turning green or a large mess with storm debris. It will take some work to restore your pool to the previous state of being balanced, clean and clear. So what are the best steps to get your Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs Swimming Pool Back to being safe to swim and looks great?
The first step would be to remove all debris that may have been left behind by a storm or excess rain. This need to be swimming the Pool with a Pool Skimmer. Also you will want to vacuum the pool floor. If it’s overwhelming you can call Blue Frog pool Care of Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and we will take care of the problem.
Secondly, you’ll need to clean the pool filter. If there’s been a large storm, there’s no telling what all could be in there. Most likely, it needs to be cleaned.
Now you will want to test the water chemistry. Start first with the pH levels. You will to insure your pools pH is at the recommended 7.2 level. Should the pH be to high, you will want to carefully add acids. This could be liquid hydrochloric acid or dry acid. The pH level could be below normal levels, in this case you need to add a alkali such as soda ash. Be sure no one is in the pool when you adding any chemicals. Let a few hours pass before you allow anyone to swim in the pool, including for regular maintenance. Once your pH is level, you might need to add an Algaecide or Chlorine Shock. Let all the chemicals in you pool work overnight.
The next morning you might notice sediment on the bottom of the pool. Clean the pool floor with your pool vacuum. You should also double check the pool chemicals. Check the PH and if it’s within the acceptable range of 7.2, you and your family are ready to swim.
There are many specifics and a lot of legwork involved in this process. If you’d like to have more time to spend doing things other than pool maintenance, call Blue Frog Pool Care.