how to clean a green swimming pool
All swimmers are familiar with a pet peeve of the pool cleaning industry: how does a pool professional get rid of the used chloramines and triethanolamines in the water?
Excess chemicals result from high-pressure chlorination, firefighting foam applications, or simple human error (for example, neglecting to allow the water to drain and waiting too long to pump out water from an area where chlorine is no longer active). Chloramines are naturally occurring, and are commonly found at low concentrations in freshwater lakes. Triethanolamines, on the other hand, are made by adding hydrochloric acid to a pool water supply. In a system that has been maintained correctly, the long-term mixture of chlorine and triethanolamine is neither toxic nor potentially carcinogenic.
The chloramines and triethanolamines can, however, cause a variety of environmental and health issues, including eye and respiratory irritation and a myriad of nasty side effects.
This article outlines how to clean swimming pool water
Dirt that hasn’t been cleaned is going to cause many problems and make you pay a premium over the very cheapest version.
Some real cleaning agents are tricky and you can lose money cleaning your pool. So, here are some easy and cheap methods to clean your pool, not only on the surface but under the water, too.
But before we get to that, let me make one thing very clear: don’t let yourself do this! It’s hard to keep your chlorine levels up and the water cleaner with any swimming pool. You have to have a water filter which stops bacteria in the water making them look dirty, or there’s a simple option: air your pool out.
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How to clean a green swimming pool
- Use a car vacuum
Dump all the grass clippings, leaves, leaves and debris out of the pool and vacuum it using the vacuum.
- Add chlorine
At night, when the sun is out and the air temperature is warmer, put a pool cover on. It keeps in much of the dust.
- Use a scooper