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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 ...
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.
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.
Treating Polluted Water You are going to have to test it then shock it big time. You will probably need to use an algeside with cooper. Let it sit overni…ght then vaccumm to WASTE to remove all the alge.
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?
There are several reasons why a pool can be cloudy. There may not be enough free chlorine in the water. The filter system may not be running enough to properly clean… the water. There may be too much calcium in the water. The Ph may be too high. The filter system may be compromised.
Answer . Drain & refill it or you can try to shock it. I suggest putting leftover chlorine tablets in a bucket with holes in it in your pool for your off season to keep t…he water from greening or just emptying the water altogether.
You may have a high metal content in the water you are using to fill the pool. Check the metal content of the water.
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….
Generally,for this purpose chlorine is used.
Make sure the filter is operating properly and not dirty - backwash or bump. If chlorine level is high, that is good but you may want to give the bottom a good scrub while fil…ter is operating
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