Asked by: Latasha Unterbuchnerpets fish and aquariums
Why is algae growing in my saltwater pool?
Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020
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Then, what causes green algae in saltwater pool?
The green colour is algae, which contains the green pigment chlorphyll. The more algae in the water the greener your pool. Algae growth is normally prevented by a sanitiser, most commonly chlorine. For the most part, salt water chlorinators and bleach pump pools both add chlorine to the water at a constant rate.
Secondly, what kills algae in a pool? Use chlorine as your go-to algae killer. When your pool water is green or contains visible algae clumps, your pool does not have enough chlorine. "Shocking" the pool with a large dose of chlorine is the most effective way to kill the existing algae and bring your pool back to sanitary conditions.
Keeping this in view, does salt water kill algae?
Using Rock Salt of rock per 1,000 gallons of water to kill the string-like algae. Use caution when using salt as it can kill plants and fish in the pond. Plants exposed to the salt will decay and can contribute to the debris that algae love so much.
Do I need to shock my saltwater pool?
It's absolutely okay to shock your salt water pool, and is actually pretty important! Running your pool's super-chlorinate feature too often is hard on the motor and will cause it to wear out faster. The super-chlorinate feature will not always kill all the algae or clean up the pool water as effectively as pool shock.