The most common algae is green algae. It will take advantage of any failure in the normal sanitizing program and quickly infest a pool. Green algae will typically appear following heavy rainstorms. This is due to the fact that rainstorms actually provide food for the algae in the form of nitrogen. Nitrogen not only feeds the algae but also destroys chlorine residuals.
Green algae must not be mistaken for metal present in the pool. Metals, especially copper, can give your pool water a clear green tint. Use an algaecide regularly as part of a normal maintenance program. This will prevent algae from growing, even if a failure in the sanitizing system occurs. The longer you wait to treat, the more difficult and costly it will be.
If you are having problems with algae in your swimming pool, contact Ohana Pool & Spa for a water test and get your Maui swimming pool back to sparkling clean!
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