If you notice that your Phoenix pool water is turning green, it may be more than just an aesthetic issue – it could be a sign that algae is growing in your pool. Not only does algae make your pool unattractive, it can also lead to the increased presence of harmful bacteria in your pool. To keep your pool beautiful and its swimmers safe, prevent the growth of algae through regular pool maintenance. If you find that you're too busy to upkeep your pool, don't fret – just call Poolman. We have offered the best in Phoenix pool maintenance for over 40 years, and our team of experts know how to balance your pool chemicals properly to prevent the growth of algae.

Understanding the basics of algae
While algae itself is harmless, it releases wastes during the photosynthesis process that attract dangerous bacteria and other microorganisms. Algae proliferates rapidly – once it enters your pool on a warm summer day, it can become a major problem within just a few hours. There are several different types of algae found in pools. Some like green algae are relatively simple to get rid of, while others like black algae require more extensive treatment to eliminate, as noted by SwimmingPool.com.

What causes algae growth and how can it be prevented?
According to Lowes, the growth of algae may be caused by an inadequate amount of chlorine, a high pH level or lack of maintenance. Our basic Phoenix pool services include routine upkeep and the balancing of chlorine and other pool chemicals, helping to keep your pool water at the optimal conditions for algae prevention. Poolman's Weekly Full Service, our most comprehensive maintenance option, entails scheduled chemical balancing, vacuuming, skimming, backwashing, basket-emptying and brushing, so you can stay worry-free about algae.

Poolman can also help keep algae out of your pool through the installation of a salt system. Salt systems have a unique chlorination process in which chlorine is produced as needed, leading to reduced algae blooms and improved water quality. This is just one of the many benefits of a salt system – others include a softer, more comfortable swimming experience, the moisturization of dry skin and environmental friendliness. One of the perks of being on service with Poolman is that we offer a free salt system installation to customers in good standing.