Green Pool Service
Is your pool out of control? Have no fear, Lynch & Sons can get you swimming in no time.
Expert Green Pool Cleaners
Nothing is more enjoyable than being able to go out and take a dip in your swimming pool on a hot day. Or sit and read a book while dipping your feet into the clear, clean water glistening from the sun. Or being able to share a poolside drink while friends and family splash around. But what if you can’t share in these joys? What if your pool has turned green?
First, let us help you understand why your pool has turned green. Then you can contact us about our green pool service and we can get you back to your pool fun right away.
Why is Your Pool Green?
In the spring, many pools can turn green due to rainfall, pollen, and other organic matter getting into the pool and changing the chemistry in the water. Pollen is produced by nearby plants and trees and is carried into the pool water by the wind. Since pollen is too small for a standard pool filter to remove, the amount of pollen will continue to build throughout the year. Other causes include:
Little or no chlorine in the pool – Chlorine kills bacteria and algae. If there’s not enough chlorine, your pool can turn green. Allowing the chlorine levels to drop for even a day or two can lead to a “green pool” in a short time, so checking the chlorine level frequently is essential.
Water without chlorine, especially if it has an algae bloom, is unsafe to swim in, and can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects.
Not enough cyanuric acid (CYA) – CYA is a water conditioner often referred to as “sunscreen for chlorine” that prevents chlorine evaporation by the sun.
Not enough circulation/filtration time – Circulation of the pool water keeps it filtered and clean. It also helps to spread the chemicals you add to the water.
Metals – Metals can be introduced in many ways such as source water, cheap algaecides, acidic water, or from the copper heater elements of the pool.
When you shock a pool with metals in the water, the metals will oxidize. If there are enough metals present in the water, this process can turn the water green. If left untreated, the problem will continue to get worse and will stain the finish of the pool, possibly permanently.
pH Value too high – pH is a measure of how acidic the water is. A number of different factors can contribute to a high pH level including weather, oils, dirt, and cosmetics. Just about anything that comes in contact with your pool water can affect its pH. When the pH level of the pool is too high, it causes the chlorine to become ineffective.
What can you do? Don’t worry. Our technicians have years of experience bringing pools back to a brilliant sparkle. Sign up for our 4-week free trial.
Green Pool Clean Ups
The very best care you can give your swimming pool is regular professional servicing. This will ensure that problems are avoided and any little irregularities are identified by a service technician and corrected immediately.
Your clean up might involve dirt from the winter runoff, green algae, or black algae. Unlike green algae, black algae don’t have that outer layer of slime, which acts as a protective barrier for the algae underneath. Black algae will penetrate deeply into hard surfaces, like plaster and concrete. It first appears as black spots and then proliferates.
No matter what kind of algae is lurking in your pool or what issues are causing your green pool worries, Lynch & Sons will meticulously work to get your pool back up to working order.
Typically the process includes 3 days of consecutive service where the technician will brush the walls/floors where algae reside and tests and treats the water with the appropriate chemicals to kill the algae and correct the water chemistry.
The average cost for a green pool clean up is $250 which includes 3 daily visits (of up to 1 hour per visit) for cleaning, scrubbing the areas with algae, testing water chemistry, and adding chemicals. The $250 also includes $25 worth of chemicals. Labor time, treatment requirements, and chemicals used are tracked so you know exactly where your pool is in the process.
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4 week Trial
For pool service, our rate is $34/week. For a pool & spa, it is $36.50/week. It may seem higher than what other pool services charge. Here are the reasons why:
- We pay our technicians a good wage that keeps them loyal and wanting to do the best job possible for you.
- We are fully covered by insurance (worker’s compensation, general liability, etc.).
- We are a licensed contractor (most pool companies are not).
- We use advanced technology that allows customers to communicate via phone, text, and email through a customer portal to the technician and the office.
- We have over 115 “A” reviews on Angie’s List, as well as many 5-star reviews on both Facebook and HomeAdvisor.
We offer full service on a weekly basis to keep your pool sparkling. Weekly service includes:
- Skimming water surface to remove floating matter
- Cleaning all pump baskets for pool(s) and/or spa(s)
- Brushing pool and/or spa walls, floors and steps*
- Cleaning all skimmer baskets for pool and/or spa
- Treating water with necessary chemicals
- Vacuuming dirt and leaves in pool*
- Brushing tile inside pool and/or spa
- Maintaining proper pool chemistry
- Inspecting pool equipment