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How do you clear up the water in a swimming pool when it is green caused by too much metal in the water?
You need to add a metal sequestering agent or chealating agent. Do not use copper based algecides as they will only add to the metal problem A: What the above answer neglected to say was that you need to run your filter 24/7 until the water is crystal clear and if this is a plaster pool then add 4 gal of 12.5% strength liquid Chlorine. Brush the walls and floor thoroughly a minimum of 2 or 3 times per day for the next 2 or 3 days while maintaining your high chlorine levels. It would not hurt to use some Yellow Treat by United Chemical of Calif. in the process. Be sure to have plenty of liq. chlorine on hand as this product will consume most of the already added chlorine. This will be absolutely the least expensive and quickest way to a usable pool. Be sure you are starting with a clean filter and clean it as necessary as it gets dirty. Some filter types will not hold much dirty algae laden water. If Yellow Treat is not available in your area use Yellow Out ( another brand). It took you a while to get the pool into this shape and it will take almost as long to get it back into shape. The best and safest way to remover the copper in the pool is by using ALUM, the same alum used to make pickles, found in the spice section of your grocery store. It is safe to swim in no waiting time.
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You need to add chlorine. I doubt in the above answer that chlorine will clear up a "blue water" situation. BTW, is the water or the pool surface - floor, walls etc - blue - t…here is a huge difference. The blue affect on the plaster could mean a greatly out of balance chemistry - pH and Total Akalinity. Never heard of the water turning blue unless there was an additive put into the pool that would purposely turn the water blue. If you're asking about the pale blue colour of swimming pool water, it's because water absorbs light. Light that is visible to humans comprises the seven colours of the spectrum. The light at the red end of the spectrum gets absorbed, but the blue does not, hence you can see it in water of sufficient volume.
Answer I'm not sure what you mean by "bleary" water, but we've had all kinds. If you mean cloudy water, with or without green, you may need to at least backwash, at the… most, change your filter sand or element. Our salvation was when we started using a product called "NoPhos". This takes the phosphorous out of the water or neutralizes it since it is the food that algae need, it can't grow. You may need to also use clarifier and keep backwashing to clear out all the junk in the water before it starts to become clear again. Brush the walls and floor every day during the process, that is where the algae loves to grow. The above answer did not even touch on more filtration. You can not filter or clear the pool water by running the pump and fiter 2 hrs or eve 6 hrs per day. If you are using the pool on a regular schedule you need to boost the chlorine and other chemicals and increase the circulation of the water thru the filter to at least 10 14 hrs per day. The above answer is dealing with algae not cloudy water.
If your pool water turns green after it is shocked with chlorine, it is too basic. Algae can thrive there now and it is green. Add pool acid (it may require several gallons) a…nd check the pH of the water frequently, adding more, if needed. If it gets too acidic, you can add some baking soda (which is basic) until you reach the desired pH - slightly below neutral. Neutral is pH7.0 answer : if you used well water you have metals in your pool take a test water sample to your pool dealer and have it checked for metals and he will advise what to do next
How do you get rid of clear green pool water Chemical balance is perfect and no trace metals or algae A soft swim pool?
Answer More filtration. What is the filter run time? What delineates "perfect"? 3.0 Chlor, 7.5 pH, spot on alkalinity?
Answer Lots of filtration and chlorine
Usually Algae, which can be cleared with an algaecide
clean it out with a pool vacuum. it is about 20$ at the dollar store. You might want to buy a disposable paper filter and hose or a reusable sand filter and hose.
No but if the pool is very full the static skimmer wont work because it is completely submerged. You can get around this by using a floating suction side skimmer such as… a dragonfly. I let my pool over flow every chance I get because it saves money on water and letting water go to bring the water level down is also a waste of salt if you have a saltwater chlorinator.
Ad an algaecide
If your pool water is clear and there is no algae on the bottom I would suggest testing the pool water for metals. Sometimes the prescence of copper will give your pool a gree…nish aqua color. Another tell tale sign is if you shock your pool and it instantly turns a shade of lime green usually signals a metal issue. Copper can come from your heater (heat exchanger) so it would behoove you to make sure you keep your pool balanced especially PH and Alkaline levels as very low levels will eat copper heat exchanges causes them to shed the metal into the pool and leak. Other metals give off colors as well, such as iron-brownish red, manganese-pink, red, black or brownish black and cobalt red, blue, gray or black. Well Water, and a load of leaves that decayed all winter in the bottom of the pool are other causes of metals. Hope this helps. www.prospectpoolsllc.com/blog or www.prospectpoolsllc.com Or, if the water is clear and there is no algae on the bottom, an algae bloom is in the beginning stages. If you don't treat it soon, it will be considerably darker green the next day. Shock your pool with perhaps a heavier dosage than normal. Leave the pump on 24/7 until blue color has returned. Then backwash the filter, or if cartridge filter, remove the cartridges and clean thoroughly. For any pool-related questions, feel free to contact me at anjeli-klean.com
A filter. Or you could take the leaves and stuff out. It might just be the reflection from the trees. If you think its really bad, you should drain the pool, wash the inside, …then fill it with clean water. I say add algecide after scrubbing sides and bottom of pool while pump running after that get all levels of pool to normal if still green repeat algecide 48 hours later and vacuum.
You need to shock it and test the pH. there is a product called shock it especially for that. If it keeps getting green even after put chlorine in it you need to adjust the pH….
I can't imagine how.
simple drain a bit of it
Swimming pool sizes differentiate. It all depends on the size of the pool.
A general answer for a very general question: shock, brush, vacuum, and algaecide.
Keep the chlorine level consistently above 2 PPM and maintain the PH at 7.2. Keep your filter on constantly and back wash it as necessary until the water is clear. After that… always make sure that the chlorine is at least 1 PPM and always check the pH to make sure it is around 7.2. You can run the filter for around 2-3 hours every 8 hours and that should keep your pool clean. Hatawa