What Should I Do if I Have Algae, but the Copper Test Strip Reads the Recommended Level?

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What Should I Do if I Have Algae, but the Copper Test Strip Reads the Recommended Level?


If you've recently tested your swimming pool water and noticed that you have algae in the pool, but the copper test strip reads the recommended level, you may be wondering what to do. 

Algae can be a major problem for pool owners as it affects the quality of the water and can cause skin irritation. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to help reduce the amount of algae in your pool.

The first step is to determine what type of algae you have

Different types of algae require different treatments, so it's important to know what type of algae you're dealing with:

  • If the algae are green,¬†it's likely you have a type of green algae.
  • If the algae are black, it's likely you have a type of black algae.

Once you know what type of algae you have, you can begin to treat it

  • For green algae, you'll need to shock your pool with a chlorine or bromine treatment. This will kill off the algae and help to keep it from growing back.
  • For black algae, you'll need to use a specialized algaecide to kill off the algae.

In addition to treating the algae, it's important to take steps to keep it from coming back

  • This includes keeping the pH level of your pool water balanced and making sure to regularly check and clean your pool filter.
  • You should also avoid overfilling your pool and make sure to regularly vacuum the pool.

If you've taken these steps and still have a problem with algae, you may want to consider hiring a professional pool maintenance company to help you out. They can provide additional treatments and advice to help you keep your pool free from algae.

No matter what type of algae you have in your pool, it's important to take the steps necessary to get rid of it and keep it from coming back. With the right treatments and maintenance, you can keep your pool clean and algae-free.

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