Algae Removal, Fresno, CA
Algae is an unsightly formation of single-cell plants (see below for more information). The formation of algae can make your pool look incredibly unappealing, even on the hottest of summer days. When your pool has an algae issue, it is best to get in touch with the pool cleaning experts in Fresno and allow us to tackle the issue, so that you enjoy only the rewards of our hard work!
What are algae exactly?
Whether you know what algae are or not, you will likely agree that it is not something that you want in your pool! Still, it is great to know what you are contending with, so let’s go over what algae are exactly. Algae is typically the growth of aquatic, simple plants of a large group. While they are plants, in essence, they lack stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue. They typically form when there are excess levels of phosphorous and nitrogen in the water, as well as in water that has been left stagnant and untreated.
Are algae bad for you and your pool?
Algae is of course unsightly and makes your pool appear unappealing for swimming purposes. That said, it can often be appealing to take a quick dip in pools that contain algae on particularly hot days – so, are pools that contain algae harmful to your health? In theory, no, algae are not harmful to us humans, however, algae make a delicious food source for potentially harmful microbes and bacteria that are indeed harmful to us. So, while algae itself is not a threat to our general health, the presence of algae in the water can have harmful effects on you and those that swim in your pool.
How Optima Pool Cleaning treats algae-filled pools
When a client contacts us to assist in removing a pool that has an algae issue, we first determine the extent of the issue and the type of algae that we are dealing with – yes, there is more than one type of algae (not just the green algae that we commonly contend with). Once we have ascertained the extent of the problem, our technicians will ensure that the water balance is ideal to begin work, after which we begin the process of shocking the water and brushing the pool, while always ensuring that your pool pump is coping with the treatment and remains in good working order. We will repeat this process until all of the algae is completely removed from your pool.
How to prevent algae formation in the future
Algae generally form as a result of poor pool maintenance, though several influencing factors can also contribute. It is best to regularly maintain your pool, by way of water balancing, using chemicals that kill bacteria and unwanted algae, brushing your pool surface, changing your pool filter, and so on. If you are unsure of how to conduct any of these practices, Optima Pool Cleaning is happy to assist you! Our team of professional pool technicians expertly attack any algae sources and ensure that you never have any unwanted plant life form in your pool, so that when you want to take a dip, you enjoy crystal clear water!