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Expert Green Pool Cleanup Services in New Orleans: Trust Hammerhead Pools for a Seamless Transformation

   Welcome to the world of green pools, where the allure of crystal-clear waters fades into murky disappointment. But fear not, for Hammerhead Pools is here to turn the tide on green pool woes in New Orleans, where the relentless heat can exacerbate pool maintenance challenges.

Whether staring at an algae-infested mess or seeking proactive measures to keep your pool pristine, we've got you covered. It's important to note that not all green pools are caused by algae alone. In addition to algae, metals can also lead to green water. Moreover, maintaining a ratio too close to 1:1 of Total Alkalinity (TA) and Calcium levels can also cause pool water to turn green.

For the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on the most common cause of green pools: Algae.

Where Does Algae Come From?

  • Low Chlorine Levels

  • Poor Circulation

  • Dirty Filters

  • Improper CYA Levels

  • High Phosphate Concentration

  • Excessive Bather Wastee

  Algae spores can be brought into your pool in many different ways. Unfortunately, under the right conditions, algae can grow and spread in a matter of hours. Here are some of the reasons algae will bloom causing your pool to turn green:




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   The good news is that a green pool can be crystal clear again in a matter of days. How? First, we need to understand the cause of the green pool, to begin with. Green pools, or pools with an algae bloom, are a common headache for pool owners in New Orleans, especially in the scorching heat of the Louisiana sun.


This unsightly issue can stem from various factors, including poor filtration, inadequate sanitation, imbalanced chemistry, and the dreaded presence of phosphates. While algae thrive in warm, stagnant water, phosphates serve as their primary food source, exacerbating the problem. Some sources assert algae can replicate in as little as 3 hours with the right food source (high phosphates). This is why it's important to nail down the cause before administering the cure. Shocking alone won't help. If you do not discover and fix the cause that turned the pool green in the first place. It will return to a green pool very quickly.


   At Hammerhead Pools, we champion a proactive stance against algae with our weekly service. As a husband and wife team, we go beyond simply cleaning the leaves out of the pools we maintain, focusing on prevention to ensure your swimming pool remains inviting year-round. This includes the weekly use of Orenda's phosphate remover on every pool we service, keeping the food source for algae low.

For those who are contacting us after they have a swampy situation on their hands, our goal for a green pool cleanup is not merely to turn the water blue again. It's worth stressing again: We have to find the source of the problem first. Why did it go green in the first place? Here's how we tackle the green pool menace:

Accurate Pool Measurement
for Precision Dosing

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   Before any treatment begins, we prioritize accurately measuring your pool and estimating its gallonage. This critical step ensures precise dosing of chemicals. After all, if we don't know the size of the pool, how could we possibly know what amounts of chemicals to add? Moreover, our team utilizes state-of-the-art technology and industry-standard methodologies to ensure the most accurate measurements, leaving no room for error in maintaining your pool's pristine condition. Our meticulous approach guarantees that every chemical addition is tailored to your pool's needs, enhancing effectiveness and minimizing waste.

The most accurate
water tester on the market

At Hammerhead Pools, we utilize the best testing equipment available on the market – The Lamotte SpinTouch. This top-tier laboratory equipment is the same used in retail pool stores that offer water testing. The accuracy is unmatched. These pinpoint results provide us with invaluable insight into your pool's chemistry, allowing us to test and analyze Total and Free Chlorine, Bromine, pH, Calcium Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Cyanuric Acid, Copper, Iron, and Salt Levels. With the data we have collected and your pool size, we can calculate precisely how much of each chemical is needed to bring the chemistry of the pool back in range. After we've flipped the pool, it's important for us to leave the homeowner with a properly balanced pool with a low chlorine demand, making maintenance easier and preventing the growth of algae while ensuring the safety of your pool for swimmers

Green to Clean


After meticulously collecting data through precise measurements and comprehensive chemistry tests, we possess the knowledge needed to transform your green pool into a sparkling oasis. Armed with this information, we expertly administer the necessary treatments to eradicate algae and reduce phosphate levels effectively. Once the treatments are applied, we allow a few days for the algae to settle at the pool's bottom before vacuuming out the dead algae and phosphates. In some instances, we even employ specialized pumps to efficiently perform this task, ensuring a swift and thorough cleanup without straining the pool's filters.

Additionally, we provide a digital report sent directly to the homeowner, detailing the pool chemistry readings before treatment and the amount of chemicals used to achieve the desired balance. At Hammerhead Pools, our dedication to detail and innovative solutions guarantees that your journey from green to clean is as seamless and stress-free as possible, leaving you to enjoy your revitalized pool with peace of mind.

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