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What can you do to clear up green water in your pool if your chemicals are good but do not work?
To get iron out of the water you are going to need professional help!!!!! Go to the nearest swimming pool store with a sample of the pool water. Make sure you explain to them… you think you have iron in the water. They should be able to help you get your pool to normal. Iron can stain the surface of you pool there are several chemical companies that have a stain removing process that is very successful. Jack's Magic is one and Natural Chemistry is the other. Both have a stain identification kits you can use to calculate what process will work best. The company you take the water to should be able to help you through that process. First of all don't run to a professional for help all you need to do is go to the grocery store or hardware store and buy IRON OUT. This will remove any iron in the water and will dissipate, Also be sure to get some ALUM from the grocery store ( found in the spice isle and is also used for making pickles. makes them crisp. it is save to swim in) to remove the copper Here is our favorite product: A popular product, especially where water is hard and contains Iron, is something called ferritabs. They were produced previously by Hydrology Laboratories, a division of Aqua Clear Industries, in packages of 10 per box, and designed for sand filters or de filters. See the photo of the old tabs and packaging, this for de type filters. A regional supplier has purchased the rights to produce Ferri Iron Tabs so once again they are available. Ferri-Iron Tabs are water treatment tablets that help eliminate the discoloration caused by iron and manganese. They have been formulated for use in all filters EXCEPT diatomaceous earth filters. These double-action tablets have been formulated to help decolorize water that has been colored by IRON or MANGANESE. These discoloring insoluble materials are removed from the water by charge neutralization and flocculation. This non-toxic formulation is completely soluble in water and contains no caustic or corrosive chemicals, diatomaceous earth, alum or any chemicals that will alter the pH or chlorine level of the water. Directions: Make sure pool water has a pH of 7.2-7.6, and contains a measurable amount of chlorine by adjusting with chemicals as necessary. Chlorine will not effect the Ferri-Iron Tab action on Iron or Manganese. Make sure the pool filter is in good operating condition and has been turned on. Drop 1 tablet for each 3000 gallons of pool water into the skimmer basket. In large pools that have multiple skimmers distribute the tablets. For best results, add the required tablets over a period of a few hours. Keep the filter operating. In order to permanently improve the water quality, the filter must be thoroughly back-washed within 18-24 hours after treatment. In pools that have severe problems, repeat dosage and back-wash procedures after 24-48 hours. In order to prevent a recurrence, when adding make up water and 1 tablet for each 3000 gallons or less of fresh water.
Answer Alage, Alage, Alage, you need to control it, and once you do your pool will be sparkling clean Response to this ridiculously useless answer: First of all, i…t is "Algae", not "Alage". And last I checked it wasn't a proper noun, so capitalizing each time is not necessary. This answer is horrible. Could you be any LESS specific? How about some tips on HOW to control algae? Second, we figured out our problem on our own, for anyone who is interested, and it is NOT an algae problem. Our pool is surrounded by trees, and the greenness of the pool was caused by tree debris that was so small (probably from all the freaking shock everyone kept telling us to put in) it went right through the filter (even after replacing the sand). We finally got a useful tip to try pool floc. You put it in the water, and within 24 hours it causes debris to clump up and sink to the bottom of the pool. We vacuumed to waste, and voila, clean sparkling pool. Let this be a lesson to all... sometimes it is NOT a chemical problem. Everyone and every site kept saying "you need to shock it," or some other worthless tip about raising or lowering the pH/alkalinity. We had a filter problem, so if your pool is green, and you've spent a small fortune shocking your pool, try thinking outside the "it's the chemicals" solution that is always given.
Pour in a gallon jug of algecide and increase the amount of chlorine you use and run your pool's filter at least 6 to 8 hrs a night. Will clear up in a day. Of course th…is info depends on size of pool, but the average 16,000 gallon pool will clear up.
Shock the pool and ad a good quality algaecide scrub the walls and floor with a pool broom then vacuum the sludge on the bottom to waste the next day or so.
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
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….
How do we get the water to clear up after filling the pool with well water that is full of iron rust?
You should have used an iron sequestering agent if you were aware of the iron in the water. Filtering 24/7 until you have run the entire body of water thru the filter at… least once.- called turn over. You must use the sequestering agent on a regular basis for this problem. Back wash the filter after 2 days of filtering and start with fresh filter media. DO NOT add chlorine especially liquid to the pool immediately after adding fill water. wait until you are sure that you have filtered for at least 6 to 8 hrs. k
Ad an 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
The water turned green probably due to algae growth. The algae grew due to a lack of santizer (chlorine or other). While the alage was growing, other bacteria or organisms pro…bably also grew, you just can't see them. Therefore, it generally isn't recommended to swim in a pool while it's green because the water may not be entirely sanitary. This is true even if the chlorine level is sufficient. You have to give the chlorine enough time to kill everything. Hope this helps ...
yes it does but when using it make sure your clorine level is low that is when it works to its potential
Do you need to address the pH level of the pool before attempting to shock it to clear up green water?
The shock will work better if the pH was within the correct range, but get the shock in asap, then do the pH.
1273 miles away and we have the same problem!!! how bizarre is that? I just bought 'SUPER FLOC OUT' for our pool...we had a major mudslide one stormy night (even running the …pump for week straight didn't clear it up). One quart of FLOC OUT for a 40,000 pool made the little particles of mud 'group together' so the filter could collect it - it's worked for us! XXXOOO MUD! With record rains this past May, a flood completely covered our in-ground pool, filling it with mud (and corn stalks, leaves, you name it!). It was so thick at the bottom that we broke two poles and a vacuum head! It was so turbid, you couldn't see the pool light - even at night. Because of high ground water, we couldn't drain the pool. Thanks to this site, I got an idea of what to do (there isn't a lot out there about muddy pools!) We have only had our pool for two years now, and I am not an expert. I also do not have any affiliation with any pool or chemical companies, but will share what I used and what I did. Step one: Tried to let the filter clean it. That was like spitting on a forest fire. Left the filter off for the duration. Step two: Vacuum to waste. I had to do it by feel since I couldn't see the vacuum head as soon as it broke the surface of the water. I did this for three days, refilling the discharged water each time. Step three: I tried a Sun flocculent product with disappointing results - but some results all the same. Used double the dose - two quarts for 30,000 gallons. More vacuum to waste Step four: I ordered extra strength flocculent (Water Warehouse). AMAZING results. I used four quarts for 30,000 gallons (Quadruple the dose). It still took several days of letting the mud settle, vacuuming to waste and refilling daily in between. Once the bottom was clean and I could see through the brown, we ran the filter. Step five: Treated the filter (sand filter)with a "Filter Helper" by Haviland. Used the whole container - dissolved and administered through the skimmer In three days, the water was crystal clear. Total duration for the ordeal: Two weeks. It would have been shorter, I believe, if I had had the extra strength flocculent up front. Thank you for this site! I couldn't have gotten through it without your advice!
How do you clear up the water in a swimming pool when it is green caused by too much metal in the water?
Answer . 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 an…swer 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.
Our pool was brown when we first opened it this year, I guess the tarp fell from being too heavy with water, and all the leaves and dirt sitting on it fell in! A complete mess…, You can shock it and add chlorine or pool sanitizer its called. But the majority of ours was leaves. So for a week straight i was using a leaf basket scooping leaves out, i was told the shock and chlorine help break them down. Once mostly they are all out you can start to vaccum the dirt up. It takes a while but less mess than drainig your pool i thought! Make sure you dump some algecide in too!