Top Tip – Deep Clean the Pool Tank

Is it time to get your pool cleaned?

Is algae growth appearing on your grouting, walls, floors and expansion joints?

Algae growth can be quite noticeable in swimming pools and can lead to swimmers deciding either to get out of the pool and complain or worse, find somewhere else to swim. It is therefore, important to ensure that any signs of algae growth are dealt with as quickly as possible.

Algae is a living aquatic creature that multiplies rapidly in warm environments. Containing chlorophyll, algae utilizes photosynthesis to grow. That is, they take in carbon dioxide and expend oxygen as a by-product. Algae itself is not harmful to swimmers, but pools with algae may also be harbor to pathogens like E-coli bacteria.041411-045

Every pool has, at one time or another, done battle with the occasional algae bloom. Algae spores constantly enter the pool, brought in by wind, rain or even contaminated swimsuits or equipment. When conditions are right, an algae bloom can occur seemingly overnight. These conditions include out of balance water, warm temperatures, sunlight and presence of nitrates and/or carbon dioxide. Of course, a lack of proper circulation, filtration and sanitation may be the primary cause of the algae. The best process is one of elimination.

CSD provide an expert cleaning service which will deal with these types of issues, both swiftly and effectively. Providing such growth is caught on time, most algae growth can be effectively tackled.