Pool water needs to be regularly sanitized with some sort of system that kills bacteria and other pathogens. Then the water needs to be run through a filter to remove dust and bio materials to keep the water clear
algae is lke any other water plant, it needs food(aka:nitrates).If you keep your pool properly sanitized and oxidized you wont hav a problem.
Are you using iodized salt or pool salt? I've read that the iodine in the iodized salt will leave yellow staining in the pool.
It is only safe to swim in a pool when a dead rat is found if it has been drained and sanitized. You risk dying if you enter before the pool has been 100 percent sanitized.
My guess is that the pool was under-sanitized (insufficient chlorine for example) before you started adding the fill water. The fill water is also probably under-sanitized, or at best would have very little chlorine in it (and possibly some phosphates). You should keep a good residual of free-and-available sanitizer (chlorine for example) at all times - and add more sanitizer to cater for new topup water.
With a heating system
As long the pool is sanitized in other ways. There are several other ways a pool can be safe and not use chlorine.
So long as the water is kept up to the filtration system there is no problem with doing this.
Yes, the pool will not collapse if you remove the water as long as it is not broken.
You will need tools such as a hose, a net and filters to keep the water clean, lamps for swimming at night. And you need chemicals to keep your salt water pool clean.
Pump the water out or put a cover over the pool.
Chemicals like Bromine and Chlorine are often used to help keep pools and spas sanitized and clean. These can be found at local pool and spa stores and also supercenters.
You have to treat pool water with pool chemicals and use a pool filter to get and keep the water clear.
Improperly sanitized water or excessive rainfall can cause a low total alkalinity level in your pool. Low total alkalinity can cause pool staining, itchy and burning eyes and skin, and corrosion of metal parts in the pool.
Both require the same maintenance.
No A salt water pool is in fact also chlorine pool, the difference being that with a salt water pool a salt water chlorinator converts the salt that is in the water into chlorine gas which is then dissolved into the water while the filter is running. the conversion wont have any adverse effects on the pool.
Phosphates are Algae Food. If your swimming pool has a lot of phosphates it's more likely to get algae if it is not correctly sanitized.
Chlorine should be kept between 1-3 ppm at all times. Below that and the water is not sufficeintly sanitized. Above that and you should not enter the pool. A test kit will tell you the ppm, adust as needed daily. Pool & Spa
Choose the salt water pool chlorinating system (available at pool shops) Install it or have it installed, toss the required amount of salt in the pool and viola you have a salt water chlorination system. The whole operation should take no more then about 3 hours.
You can, if the water presently in the pool is 'hard' - but be very careful to keep an eye on the Calcium Hardness of the pool water. If you filled a pool with water from the softener, the water would be hungry for calcium and drag it out of the pool walls, making them feel and look like sandpaper. Calcium hardness should be kept within 200-275ppm. best to use regular water for topup and keep the pool water properly balanced (see your local pool store).
To keep out debris and help keep water warm.
The quickest way would be to net out as much of it as you can. In order to sanitize you pool water you will need to shock it with chlorine. However, check your water balance prior to adding chlorine. Birds are attracted to the swimming pool water and it will be difficult to keep them away. If you keep floating toys or objects in your pool when it is not in use consider removing them or keep your pool covered unless you are using it. A Solar cover would help your pool retain heat and keep the bird dropping out of the water!!
A pool the water is sanitized and with proper water chemistry. A lake may contain harmful bacteria. Water chemistry in a pool is balanced to somewhat obtain the chemical levels that are present in tap water that you drink. You are trying to duplicate that with pool chemistry. You drink chlorine and wash clothes in it. After hurricanes and such small amounts of bleach is used to sanitize water enough to drink. Think about it. Would you drink that lake water or drink your properly balanced pool water instead? Hope this is helpful.
No The water needs to be sanitized in some matter in order to prevent bacteria, algae, and any other microbes. Your pool water should be changed every 3-5 years if properly cared for. You will have to drain, and refill your pool every week if you did not sanitize.
It all depends in the relative humidity of the air at the time. If you suspect that you are loosing more water then you should. Put a bucket of water next to the pool or even better on the top step of the pool to keep it the same temperature. Mark the water level in it. then mark the water level of the pool. Leave them both alone for a couple of days. Measure the amount of water that has evaporated out of the bucket. if it is les then the amount evaporated out of the pool then you have a leak some where Either in the pool or the piping or filtration system.