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Suffolk Swimming Pool experts commonly deal with problems experienced with algae.

The most common complaint made by owners of swimming pool, by a long stretch, is algae. Algae is not only easy to spot when it is in a swimming pool, but it is unpleasant and potentially harmful. Of the 21,000 plus species of algae which are known to science, only a tiny fraction are capable of surviving in swimming pools.

Algae itself isn't a cause of disease. In fact algae is vital to life as we know it, producing far more oxygen than all other plant life put together. It is very made up of countless simple, very small plants, it absorbs carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to create sugars and starches. This unfortunately provides plenty of foor for bacteria, and these then multiply at incredible rates with a bountiful supply of nutrition. It is this bacteria that may cause illness.
Algae quickly affects the chemical balance in pool water. Chlorine added to the water reacts with the algae (which is what it is supposed to do) trying to prevent its growth. However algae can grow very quickly and the chlorine is often 'used up' without being able to prevent the algar from causing a problem. This reaction between the algae and the chlorine often raises the pH of the pool water. Making the water more alkaline, this makes any chlorine added to the pool less effective.

If algae growth isn't stopped quickly, the swimming pool will go cloudy, and then green. Because of the rapid life cycle of algae, it quickly rots and this results in revolting smells from your pool. If you attempted to swim in an algae infested pool you would also notice the vile taste. Different types of algae can affect your pool in different ways. Of the thousands of species of algae, there are three main types which are capable of living in your swimming pool. Black algae is the worst because not only is it much harder to deal with than the other two types (green or blue-green algae), black algae will also stain the walls, floor and surrounds to your pool.

Like all other problems with your pool, preventing algae is always preferable to care. Regular maintenance from a professional will ensure that there are adequate levels of chlorine in your swimming pool water. This free chlorine will stop problems with algae from developing.

If algae does start growing in your pool, you need to quickly and harshly treat it. We would usually recommend opting for a shock treatment to kill the algae before it gets worse. We would use chlorine or a special algaecide which will quickly and effectively eradicate the algae.


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Many owners of a private swimming pools will end up with a problem at some time or another. The immense pride at having your own pool becomes tainted with a complaint. Maybe problems arise and you end up spending a fortune having them corrected.

Swimming Pool Companies can provide the following services to people throughout the Suffolk area:
  • Swimming pool maintenance
  • Pool cleaning
  • Pool chemicals and equipment
  • Refurbishment
  • Pool repairs
  • Swimming pool contractor

Proper and professional maintenance of your pool is always a cheaper and more efficient proposition than fixing a problem once it has arisen. An hour or two of maintenance once a week is better than a week of intensive repair during which you can't use your pool.

General maintenance of your pool will concentrate on two aspects. The first ongoing battle with any body of water is maintaining a comfortable chemical balance in the pool. In nature ponds and lakes find their own point of balance, but your pool is supposed to be safe and healthy for you and your family to swim in. So we can't leave it to its own devices. We have to ensure that the pool is safe.

Equally the chemical mix within the swimming pool water is not something which we can maintain by adding constant measures of chemicals such as chlorine on a regular basis. What we do is to test what the current chemical mix in the pool water is and add specific pool chemicals in specific quantities based on the results of these tests. The right chemical balance prevents the growth of bacteria and algae in the water, both of which can be health hazards to humans.

The other aspect of our work will be removing all unwanted substances from the water in your swimming pool. This is mainly foreign objects which stray into the pool. By far the most common thing we clean out of swimming pools, especially outdoor pools, are leaves. But all pools would slowly build up a nasty and unhealthy collection of all sorts of nasty debris, from normal dirt to plant matter to dead bugs and other waste.

Obviously one of the most important features of any pool is a filtration system, and installed properly the filters will remove a surprisingly large amount of this detritus from your swimming pool entirely on its own. However, not only does the filter need correct maintenance to remain in good working condition, it also can't get everything floating in your pool.

By carrying out a regular brushing and vacuuming of your swimming pool, we can be sure that there is an absolute minimum of 'foreign material'. We will do this at the same time as we test the water and clean the filter. We also replace the fitration medium, the material through which the water is passed to strip out any foriegn material, whenever it becomes necessary.

Regular swimming pool maintenance service will prevent serious problems with the swimming pool and the water from occuring. It also means that your pool comes under an expert eye on a regular basis, ensuring that any problems are identified and identified early, before they become serious.

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